Missy Elliot has been an icon in the hip-hop world for decades. And now she has become the first female hip-hop artist to ever receive a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her a standout in the genre.

The legendary musician has been nominated along with artists like Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, and George Michael. Elliott has received five Grammy awards over the course of her long career, and just last year she was given special recognition by having a street in her Virginia hometown named after her.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for 2023 is scheduled for later this year; the time and location have not yet been revealed. “This is an incredible honor. I’m so humbled and grateful to be counted amongst all the incredible honorees,” said Missy.

“I’ve spent my career making the kind of music I love and it means so much to know that I have touched others as well. But to hear that I am the first female hip hop artist to EVER be nominated into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame?!? Wow!! This one hits extra different as I hope it opens doors for other female emcees to be recognized!” 

Mona Scott-Young, who has been her manager for more than 25 years, also shared her thoughts. “Throughout her career, Missy has broken barriers and blazed a trail for women in music,” expressed Scott-Young, who is also the CEO of Monami Entertainment.

“This nomination is the latest in a long list of ‘firsts’ that solidify her place as one of the most significant artists in music history and a pioneer of female Hip Hop. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop than voting Missy Elliott into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!”

Other artists up for consideration for possible induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2023 include Soundgarden, Warren Zevon, A Tribe Called Quest, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, the White Stripes, Iron Maiden, and the Philadelphia R&B band the Spinners.

Missy has reached a significant milestone, and Thirsty congratulates her on her outstanding achievement. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get the latest updates regarding the musician.

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