We all know that Missy Elliott has definitely inspired other artists/a> throughout her legendary career, but what can hip hop artists learn from the game changer? According to the cast of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, the answer is simple: Everything.
But let them break it down for you. Brooke Valentine says that, first and foremost, Missy Elliott has a dedication that other hip hop artists should strive to have. “She plays no games,” Brooke said, later adding, “She’s always the first to do something.” That makes sense: Elliott doesn’t have to play games, she’s too busying changing them.
For Teairra Mari, it’s about being “musically inclined and knowing music for real.” A1 hops in to remind us all that Missy is not only a performer, she is a “producer, songwriter, artist, dancer, choreographer, fashion icon” and other artists can learn from her by using all of their talents to perform.
Moniece adds that Missy is “light years ahead of everybody.” So when they said that she could teach other artists everything, they really meant everything.
Are you ready to put your thing down, flip it, and reverse it? Missy Elliott is performing at Hip Hop Honors on September 18 at 9/8c on VH1!