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Missy Elliott Talks New Album: “It’s Time to Make Street Dudes Enjoy Dancing Again”

The legend returns.

Missy Elliott graces the cover of the August 2019 issue of Marie Claire

In the interview, the iconic rapper reveals details about her forthcoming seventh studio album and opens up about how she wants to be remembered.

Though Missy has continued to make music moments— including her spic 2015 Superbowl performance— it’s been 14 years since she released her last album, The Cookbook. At one point in the interview, Missy describes the new album saying, “it’s time to make street dudes enjoy dancing again, like in the days of Soul Train,” adding, “It’s okay… It’s not corny.”

READ: Missy Elliott Tears Up As First Female Hip Hop Artist Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

 The interview notes the album is on the way; “the songs are there, and the time is coming.”

Something to look forward to.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

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