A very special guest will be in the crowd watching Missy Elliott at the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The hip-hop icon, 52, revealed Good morning America that her mother, Patricia Elliott, will see her perform live “for the first time” when she is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Brooklyn on Friday.
“My mother is coming, and she’s never seen me perform before,” Elliott shared with host Robin Roberts, before explaining why she’s never sent her mother to perform in her decades-long career.
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“She saw me on TV, but she was never on the show because, you know, I had some little words that I didn’t want her to ever hear,” the “Work It” rapper revealed with a laugh. “And so she is coming for the first time.”
Elliot — who made waves for women in hip-hop when she emerged in the ’90s and is known for her collaborations with fellow icons such as Timbaland, Aaliyah and Ciara — is the first female rapper ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Grammy-winning superstar also spoke about how thrilled she was to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Words cannot describe. It just didn’t click,” she said.
“When you’re in the hip-hop world, it just seems unattainable,” Elliott continued, explaining that it’s especially significant because she’s the first female rapper to receive the honor, which comes as hip-hop celebrates its 50th anniversary. .
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The “Get Ur Freak On” artist was previously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019 — becoming the third rapper and first female rapper ever to do so. In the same year, MTV also honored her with the prestigious Video Avant-Garde Award at the VMA Awards.
Elliott’s latest releases include featured verses on FLO’s “Fly Girl” and Skrillex’s “RATATA,” both of which dropped earlier this year. In recent years, she has also teamed up with stars such as Anitta, Toni Braxton and Lizzo, among others, for collaborations.
The 2023 Rock Hall inductees include Elliott, Kate Bush, the late George Michael, Rage Against the Machine, Sheryl Crow, The Spinners, Willie Nelson and other stars.
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The event will feature A-list acts including Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Elton John, HER, New Edition, Olivia Rodrigo, Stevie Nicks and St. Vincent.
The lineup is filled with star-studded guests and hosts including Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, Common, Ice-T, LL Cool J, Miguel, Queen Latifah and Sia.
The induction ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC and Disney+ from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, November 3 at 8:00 PM ET.
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