missy elliott

Watch Missy Elliott Surprise Her “Funky White Sister” on Ellen

Over the summer, Missy Elliott shared a clip of Mary Halsey, a woman the rapper dubbed her "funky white sister," performing "Work It" at what…
Maggie Serota / September 13, 2018

Stream Ariana Grande’s New Album Sweetener

After months of anticipation, Ariana Grande's new album Sweetener has finally arrived. The follow-up to 2016's Dangerous Woman has been preceded with three singles, multiple late-night appearances, and…
Isabella Castro-Cota / August 17, 2018

Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, and More Remember Aretha Franklin

Legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 of complications from advanced pancreatic cancer, according to a statement from her family. Universally admired for her iconic voice and…
Isabella Castro-Cota / August 16, 2018

Ariana Grande’s New Album Sweetener Will Feature Missy Elliott

Ariana Grande's new interview in The Fader confirms some of the collaborations on her forthcoming album Sweetener. We already knew the album, produced with Max Martin and Pharrell as…
Joshua Copperman / May 30, 2018

Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, & Kelly Rowland – “Get It”

Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, and Kelly Rowland have just dropped a new song. Yesterday, Elliott announced the song on Twitter, and now she and Busta…
Rob Arcand / February 1, 2018

Watch Janet Jackson Bring Out Missy Elliott at Tour Closer in Atlanta

Janet Jackson closed out her "State of the World" tour Sunday night in Atlanta, with a surprise appearance from Missy Elliott. They performed their collaborative…
Arielle Gordon / December 18, 2017

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors: Watch Missy Elliott Perform “She’s a Bitch” and a Tribute to Prodigy

On the VHI Hip-Hop Honors' '90s Game Changers" awards show last night, Mobb Deep's Havoc led a tribute to his late musical partner Prodigy, with…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 19, 2017

Revisit Our 1997 Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Feature: “Play Missy For Me”

This article originally appeared in the October 1997 issue of Spin.  "Beep-beep / Oooh got the keys to the jeep /…
Karen R. Good / June 23, 2017

The Track List For Mary J. Blige’s New Album Looks Really Good

Mary J. Blige is coming out with her new album Strength of a Woman on April 28. Unlike her previous album The London Sessions, which featured collaborations with British…
Brian Josephs / March 30, 2017

New Music: Missy Elliott – “I’m Better”

Missy Elliott just released a new song called "I’m Better." It's her first new track since she collaborated with Fall Out Boy for the new…
Taylor Berman / January 26, 2017

Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott Are the Ultimate ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Guests

First Lady Michelle Obama was James Corden's guest on the Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke" segment last night. Obama and Corden sang some Stevie Wonder and some…
Anna Gaca / July 21, 2016

VH1 Hip Hop Honors: Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa, and Lil’ Kim Celebrated

Last night, VH1 Hip Hop Honors returned for the first time since 2010. Paying homage to "the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters" in hip-hop in…
Rachel Brodsky / July 12, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

‘Ghostbusters’ Calls on Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott for New Title Theme

The mantle of Ray Parker Jr. is a weighty one to assume, so the producers of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake wisely split the burden between…
Andrew Unterberger / June 23, 2016

Hear A$AP Ferg’s Missy Elliott Collaboration, ‘Strive’

Update: The full version of A$AP Ferg and Missy Elliott's "Strive" is out now. Listen at Stereogum. A$AP Ferg has shared a teaser…
James Grebey / April 12, 2016
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