Missy Elliott

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Missy Elliott, Lilith Fair 1998: a sensational burst of black fantasy
Playing 15-minute sets with cartoonish energy, the rapper donned an inflatable costume to become middle America’s worst nightmare: a gigantic, powerful black woman

Jumi Akinfenwa

24, Aug, 2020 @10:34 AM

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Missy Elliott – Beyoncé said: ‘If I sound crazy, don’t put this out!'
As she returns to the spotlight, the hip-hop icon talks Michelle Obama, collaborations and the truth behind her hiatus

Dorian Lynskey

14, Sep, 2019 @5:59 AM

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Missy Elliott's solo singles – ranked!
Honoured at the MTV VMAs this week, the Virginia rapper has just surprised fans with a new EP, Iconology. We rank her 22 singles, from her 1997 debut to 2017’s I’m Better

Alexis Petridis

29, Aug, 2019 @12:25 PM

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Missy Elliott announces last-minute release for her first album since 2005
The rapper has revealed on social media that ‘a collection of new songs’ known as Iconology will be unveiled at midnight

Guardian music

22, Aug, 2019 @7:30 PM

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Lizzo: Cuz I Love You review – body-positive pop with its foot on the gas
Lizzo’s exhausting third album ramps up the drama to 11 with dense arrangements, squealing guitars and climactic vocals

Alexis Petridis

18, Apr, 2019 @11:00 AM

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The McDonald's sexual harassment strike isn't just brave – it's historic
It will be the first multi-state US strike focused on sexual harassment, which is exceptionally rife in the restaurant industry

Arwa Mahdawi

15, Sep, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Beyoncé: 10 of the best deep cuts, rarities and Bey-sides
As the superstar returns to the UK, here’s a sample of her lesser-known hits, featuring Solange and Dixie Chicks – plus how Lemonade changed the game

Claudia Rankine and Sam Wolfson

16, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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When good TV goes bad: how Blue’s Antony Costa closed the door on MTV Cribs
Once an insight into Mariah and Missy’s mansions, the show soon turned into tours of four-bed semis, complete with Spurs posters on the bedroom door

Issy Sampson

23, Apr, 2018 @11:59 AM

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Missy Elliott – 10 of the best
From synapse-popping celebrations of lust to joyous rebuttals of industry sexism, we run down the best tracks by R&B’s queen of hedonistic mischief

David Bennun

06, Sep, 2017 @3:00 PM

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What should replace Confederate statues? Missy Elliott, hero of the resistance
A fan has started a petition to erect a granite statue of the rapper in Portsmouth, Virginia, replacing the town’s existing 35ft monument

21, Aug, 2017 @2:16 PM

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Missy Elliott FYF review – technical blips can't ruin a Supa Dupa Fly return
The rap outlier returned to perform in the US for the first time in a decade and proved she can still deliver - proving her music still sounds like nothing else

Lanre Bakare in Los Angeles

22, Jul, 2017 @6:21 PM

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Mary J Blige: Strength of a Woman review – a steady return
(Universal/Island)

Tara Joshi

30, Apr, 2017 @6:59 AM

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