Missy Elliott named the primary feminine rapper within the Rock & Roll HOF

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (aka Rock Hall) recently named this year’s inductees, and – while all artists deserve credit – a unique set of congratulations is in order Miss Eliot.

More specifically, Missy’s inclusion makes her the first female rapper to be inducted into Rock Hall!

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Missy Elliott is grateful for the support of the Supafriends

The exciting news came via an announcement Wednesday morning, and Missy’s name immediately caught people’s attention.

While a quick scroll through Rock Hall’s full list of inductees reveals names like eminem, Tupac ShakurAnd Jay Z, no female rap stars are recognized. However, that will change when Rock Hall holds its induction ceremony on November 3, 2023.

In response to the announcement, Missy hopped onto Twitter and expressed her gratitude. She also confirmed, “This door is now OPEN.” Period!

โ€œI want to say that this is HUGE not only for me but for all my sisters in HIPHOP. This door is now OPEN to show the hard work and contribution of many of us to MUSIC. I cried all morning because I’m GRATEFUL, thanks Rock Hall & everyone on the committee & Supafriends.โ€

I want to say this is HUGE not only for me but for all my sisters in HIPHOP. This door is now OPEN to show the hard work and what many of us contribute to MUSIC. I cried all morning because I’m THANKFUL thanks @rockhall & everyone on the committee & Supafriends๐Ÿ’œ https://t.co/agHv7puauj

โ€” Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) May 3, 2023

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Missy went on to talk about how people who called her “irrelevant” or “washed up” would “crush.” [her] sometimes.” However, she persevered and found that her work spoke for itself.

It happens that I went online and saw that you are irrelevant, that you are a flop, that you are done and it has crushed me at times ๐Ÿฅบ BUT God you have made me STRONG, I have carried on and you have allowed my decades of WORK to speak 4 for itself ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ I am HUMBLE Thanks to all my supporters ๐Ÿ’œ I LOVE YOU ๐Ÿ’œ pic.twitter.com/gkHUttWoU5

โ€” Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) May 3, 2023

In a recent tweet addressing the achievement, the Portsmouth, Virginia native once again thanked the “Supafriends” before repeating her area code, 757.

If I miss some of your tweets, please forgive me, it’s a lot to see, but I want to say thank you to my fans (Supafriends), my colleagues/radios/djs/bloggers and again @rockhall. I am grateful๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #RockHall2023 #VA #757 pic.twitter.com/MOCxxd2Qxe

โ€” Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) May 3, 2023

Soul Train’s Chaka Khan & Don Cornelius are also honored

We must also point out that Ms Chaka Khan will also be inducted into the Rock Hall! In fact, it is to be awarded in the “Musical Excellence Award” category.

Aside from these two superstars, there are other initiates as well GeorgeMichael, Sheryl Crow, Willy NelsonAnd anger against the machine. Soul Train Star Don Cornelius is also included in the Ahmet Ertegun Award category.

John Sykes, Chair of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, concludes, “This year’s incredible group of inductees reflects the diverse artists and sounds that define rock & roll.”

Congratulations to the #RockHall2023 contestants! The ceremony will take place on Friday, November 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will return to Cleveland in 2024. See https://t.co/SHicoN3BaC for more details. pic.twitter.com/1tCo6K9AHS

โ€” Rock Hall (@rockhall) May 3, 2023

Congratulations to Missy Elliott on making history in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and greetings to all the other inductees!

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