Missy Elliott is the first woman rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The songwriters Hall of Fame praised to five-time Grammy winner for being a “groundbreaking” and “pioneering” songwriter-producer, and named her a cultural icon.
Elliott, only the third rapper in nearly 50 years to be inducted, expressed her excitement and gratitude.
I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame🙌🏾🙌🏾 also those who were nominated because their body of work is AMAZING🙌🏾 I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted also🙏🏾 I ❤️you all🤗 #SHOF2019 ✍🏾 pic.twitter.com/6LRHFoeVz1
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 12, 2019
Fans and listeners say Missy’s induction is well-deserved and overdue.
Missy Elliot’s pen goes crazy and writes nothing but fire. This induction into the songwriters hall of fame is well deserved!
— Maxine Shaw (@Nani_Latrice) January 12, 2019
Elliott’s platinum debut album “Supa Dupa Fly” took hip-hop by storm in 1997. Her following five albums have gone platinum, too, making her the first woman rapper to achieve such a feat. She has also written for stars like Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, and Beyoncé, performed at the Super Bowl, and has even collaborated with Michelle Obama on the song “This is For My Girls.”