Missy Elliott has confirmed that new music is on the way. In the latest issue of Marie Claire, Melissa Arnette Elliott reflected on receiving her doctorate in music, becoming the first female hip-hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and how she redefined hip-hop vocally and visually.
The interview touches on Elliott’s childhood, working as a songwriter for Mary J. Blige, SWV, and Faith Evans, and eventually Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Beyoncé. When asked about her highly-anticipated upcoming seventh album, Missy told the magazine that it’s time to make street dudes enjoy dancing again, like in the days of Soul Train. She told Marie Claire that when we listen to her next album she wants us to think, “There’s no one like Missy. No one.”
Missy wears some incredible outfits for the cover story. The Moncler Pierpaolo Piccioli quilted dress and the Dolce & Gabbana tweed coat are particular standouts. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming Missy Elliott album.