She's back and better than ever!
Missy Elliott may have been the reigning queen of rap back in the early '00s, but for a little while there, we were scared we'd seen the last of the Lose Control lyricist.
Luckily, 2015 has been very kind to the 44-year-old rapper thanks to an appearance at the Super Bowl and her first music video in seven years — WTF (Where They From)!
Video: Missy & Janet Jackson Team Up For BURNITUP!
So who do we have to thank for Misdemeanor's resurrection?? Why… Pharrell and Katy Perry, of course!
In a recent interview with i-D Magazine, Missy attributed her NFL performance entirely to KP, saying:
"I immediately thought that she would want me to perform Last Friday Night, the record that we did together. So when me and Katy got on the phone, she said she was a fan of my work and that she wanted me to perform, but to perform three of my records. First of all, I can't thank her enough. A thousand 'thank you's wouldn't be enough. She allowed me to perform my records, on her set."
Sounds like Katy really has a thing for nostalgia.
So how exactly did Pharrell play into Missy's career rejuvenation??
"[Pharrell] said 'I'm not trying to push you, but people miss you. Do you see what happened out there [at the Super Bowl]? Have you seen the charts?'
I think I was still in shock. It still hadn't registered. He was like 'I want to get in the studio with you.' Who turns down Pharrell? He flew me to LA and he put me up and we got in the studio and he said 'Yo! I got this crazy beat'."
Who would have thought Katy Perry inviting Missy Elliott to sing at the Super Bowl would lead to a collaboration with Pharrell?! LOLz!
If you've got friends like that in your corner, Missy, we can't wait to see what you do for years to come.
[Image via Pharrell/Instagram and Katy Perry/Instagram.]
Tags: bestiez, i-d magazine, katy perry, last friday night, lose control, missy elliott, nfl, pharrell, super bowl, t.g.i.f, t.g.i.f (last friday night), wtf, wtf (where they from)