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Virginia native Missy Elliott inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as first female rapper

Margaret Minnicks
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Missy Elliott has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She made history by becoming the first female rapper to receive that honor. The 52-year-old celebrity has widely been referred to as the "Queen of Rap," the "First Lady of Hip Hop, and the "First Lady of Hip Hop" by several media outlets.

Elliott tweeted about her honor:

“I want to say this is HUGE not for just me but all my Sisters in HIPHOP this door is now OPEN to showcase the hard work & what many of us contribute to MUSIC. I have cried all morning because I am GRATEFUL thank you @rockhall & all on the committee & Supafriends.”

About Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott was born Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin recognized October 17, 2022 as "Missy Elliott Day" in Virginia.

Also, in October 2022, a portion of McLean Street in Portsmouth, Virginia was renamed "Missy Elliott Boulevard."

Highlights of Missy Elliott's generosity

The rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer is known for giving back to her home state of Virginia.



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