Rapper Missy Elliott has taken to Twitter to assure her fans she is alive and well after false reports of her death began circulating. The Work It singer was outraged after a story emerged online suggesting she had passed away, marking the second time she has been targeted by death hoax pranksters in Elliott, who has been busy in the recording studio, took to her Twitter page to dismiss the speculation and blast the "miserable" person responsible for the rumour. Alive and well! Sadly sum1 someone was that miserable to make up such a cruel rumour! It Makes me work harder to make 'em mad! I'm done addressing the foolishness!
Melissa Arnette Elliott born July 1,  is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, dancer, choreographer, actress and philanthropist. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career on July 15, with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly , which spawned the top 20 single " Sock It 2 Me ". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard , the highest charting debut for a female rapper at the time. With the release of Miss E Elliott went on to win four Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million records in the United States.
From a pop-up museum to a new project to a Vanguard Award to the 18th anniversary of losing Aaliyah, this weekend is an emotional roller coaster. The honor makes the Portsmouth, Virginia, native just the fourth rapper behind LL Cool J in , The Beastie Boys in and Kanye West in and the first woman from the annals of hip-hop to land the endowment. This follows a weekend that will undoubtedly be an emotional roller coaster for the Songwriters Hall of Fame neophyte. There was her pop-up museum near Lower Manhattan that sold out in 60 seconds. Fans have, for years, demanded that Elliott be given her roses. She is, without question, a bastion of creativity and innovation, a conductor of camaraderie among women and an augur of style. In hindsight, even that quote sounds like Elliott being humble. The deal gave her control of a soon-to-be aptly titled subsidiary, Goldmind Records. Her debut Supa Dupa Fly was a groundbreaking, critically acclaimed effort that sold , copies in its first week — the highest for a female rapper at the time.
When Sista eventually split up, Missy knew it was time for her next time. Together, they found the perfect recipe for dropping hit after hit by pairing futuristic hip hop beats, soul grooves and traditional gospel harmonies. In , while being busy making guest appearances and producing for other remarkable artists Aaliyah , , Total, and SWV , Missy found time to release her solo debut album called Supa Dupa Fly. The record was very well received by the public and was soon certified platinum. Elliott dedicated her entire career creating hits for some of the biggest names in the industry — Janet Jackson, Ciara, Ariana Grande , Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake and Whitney Houston to name a few. Young Melissa has always wanted to be a performer.