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Missy Elliott To Receive Essence 2018 “Black Women In Music” Honor

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The hip-hop legend’s iconic legacy will be celebrated at Essence’s pre-Grammy event.

Missy Elliott will kick off the new year getting her just dues from the industry she’s contributed so much history to. The legendary rapper and producer is set to accept a special honor at Essence’s 2018 pre-Grammy celebration.

 READ: Missy Elliott Performs “She’s A B!@$#” At VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

Essence first began rewarding this honor in 2010 in recognition of the achievements and accomplishments of artists during Grammy week. Now, it’s the latest accolade following missy’s nearly two-decade long, game-changing career.

The artistry of Missy Elliott cuts across generations—underscored by her vast creative accomplishments and contributions to the culture,” Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca said in a statement. “So prolific is her work, she is an inspiration to women all over the world. Missy’s energetic presence is truly magnetic and we can’t wait to celebrate her as one of the artistic masterminds of our time.”

LISTEN: Missy Elliott Records A Joint That Cements Her Female Icon Status, “I’m Better”

The ceremony is set to take place Jan. 25 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, three days before the 60th annual Grammys to be held at Madison Square Garden.

A simple “congratulations” would be an understatement for the visionary of our times.

Keep workin’ it, Missy!

 

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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