Missy Elliott Is the First Female Rapper Nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame

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It’s about time that Missy Elliott is recognized for her iconic catalog.Today it was announced that “The ‘Get Ur Freak On” rapper is nominated as the first female rapper to be inducted into the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Missy shared the news and her excitement on Twitter.

It’s great that Missy was humble and acknowledged everyone else who was nominated. Missy joins the legendary Mariah Carey, Monica, and more as performing nominees.

Missy has proven herself over and over throughout her career, and it is about time that she is getting recognized for what she has done for the culture.

The Virginia rapper has been in the game for over 20 years and has written songs for the late Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Ciara, and Janet Jackson. Missy Elliott has always been ahead of her time and has released genius and creative tracks and videos that have influenced artists today. She has also used her music to send the message that women are equal to men. Missy will join fellow rapper, Jay-Z, and Jermaine Dupri as the only rappers to receive this achievement if she gets inducted.

Congrats to the legend.