March 2, 2015
Missy Elliott Rocks Super Bowl Hip-Hop Triumph, Talks Weight Loss, Thyroid Disease [Video]

Although Katy Perry was the hot topic for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, it was Missy Elliott who supercharged viewers with her newly slim body and energy level. Now Missy is opening up about topics ranging from how she achieved her weight loss goals to her health crisis, reported Us Weekly.

Elliott appeared halfway through Perry's set, and what was intended to be a cameo quickly became a hip-hop triumph. Her attire also helped her flaunt her 30-pound weight loss, which enhanced her dance moves.

But Missy's success at the Super Bowl comes after a relative hiatus since releasing The Cookbook in 2005. Where has she been?

Elliott explained that she had been battling a flare-up of Graves disease, which impacts the thyroid. She described her immune system disorder as affecting even such actions as writing and driving.

"Anybody that has Graves disease, you feel like you finna be outta here. And for me when you say you gotta take a radiation pill you think you really finna be outta here. You know, like what do I really have?And you gotta go through seeing my eyes change, and your hair fall out, your skin change. For me that was traumatic."
But now that she's recovered, Missy revealed that she's proud of losing 30 pounds with a healthy diet and fitness plan. As the Inquisitr reported, Elliott previously shed 70 pounds.

This time, however, Missy pushed herself through the Insanity workouts of celebrity trainer Shaun T, while subtracting her favorite carbohydrates for low-carb diet success. She tweeted the details of what she's done and her sacrifices.

Didn't lose 70 pounds. That was during my 'Under Construction' album. This time I lost 30 eating healthy/work out to @ShaunTFitness T25 videos. I do the Insanity workout. Sweets/bread/ fried foods is my weakness. It's not easy but health comes 1st.
But Missy paid a price for her hiatus in terms of recognition from teenagers, reported NPR. Some young viewers thought that Elliott was a brand-new artist whom Katy Perry was generously unveiling during the Super Bowl show.

Missy showed her sense of humor by tweeting about that reality.

"The new kids think I'm a new artist &I'm bout 2blow up like Paul McCartney Lord ha mercy chile I love me sum y'all."
But in the midst of her triumph, Elliott also shared her concern for Bobbi Kristina, reported the New York Daily News.

"Still Praying 4 Bobbi Kristina," tweeted Missy. "I see sum ppl making jokes She lost her mom thats tougher than u may think 2 deal with."

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