Watch Missy Elliott Stage a G-Dragon ‘Coup d’Etat’ at K-Pop Conference
Fierce KCON 2013 performance yields promising cross-continental single
As predicted, Missy Elliott joined her fast-rapping South Korean cray(on) male counterpart G-Dragon on stage at Los Angeles’ blowout K-Pop convention over the weekend. Though the supa-dupa-fly MC had been slated to perform at KCON 2013 on Sunday, August 25, her exact role was in question. But toward the end of the Seoul star’s set, he hyped the crowd for one final song, and repaid their enthusiasm with a long whispered-about team-up with Miss E.
The pair turned in a fevered performance of the as-yet untitled song from G-Dragon’s forthcoming solo album Coup d’Etat. Elliott arrived with an appropriately hyped dance squad (one member of which grooved so hard that his sneaker popped off) and traded rapid-fire lines with the Big Bang leader. Despite the presence of the ’90s rap superstar, G-Dragon still received the most fervent applause for his verses. For her part, Elliott looked genuinely elated at the response.