Missy Elliott has reacted to being the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Ahead of the annual induction ceremony, which will take place in New York on Friday evening, the rapper has reacted to her latest accolade.
During an interview for Good Morning America on Thursday, Missy said that she had always dreamed of being a “superstar,”, adding, “I never wavered. I never changed. I said it every time.”
She continued by stating that “words cannot describe” how honoured she is to have been selected as an inductee alongside fellow artists Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine and The Spinners.
During the ceremony, actress and rapper Queen Latifah will introduce the four-time Grammy Award winner.
“She’s somebody that, like I said, ‘come before me, open that door, left it open,'” Missy said of Latifah, who is a long-time friend of hers. “And I owe so many flowers, bouquets. It’s not enough bouquets for those women that came before me. And she’s one of those women.”
Additionally, Missy’s mum will be attending the event.
“She’s never been to a show because, you know, I had some little words I didn’t ever want her to hear,” the Get Ur Freak On rapper admitted. “And so she’s comin’ for the first time.”
The event will be broadcast live from Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center.
– Cover Media