Missy Elliott Teases Comeback Track After A Decade Away

Alan Ewart

Rapper Missy Elliott is one of the most successful female hip-hop artists in history. Elliott has bagged no fewer than five Grammy awards and has sold over 30 million records in the U.S. alone. It is some 10-years since Elliott released her last album The Cookbook, but even today Missy remains the only female rapper to score six platinum certified albums. Elliott was renowned for creating diverse and engaging videos to support her releases, her video for the single "Lose Control" was even a Grammy winner.

In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Elliott is on the comeback trail. The Daily Mail recently reported that Missy had been spotted filming a video for an unreleased track in Los Angeles. As a result it was believed that Elliott is back recording and is set to break her decade long musical silence by releasing a new album. Missy chose last night's Monday Night Football show to tease a snippet of a new release titled "WTF [Where They From]."

In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, Pharrell Williams praised the way Elliott's mind works.

"Like we're in the studio, and just the things that she says and thinks about. And like her video concepts. I didn't know that all those video concepts were hers. I'm so proud of her."
"When I create something, it's gotta be special and it can't just be to throw something out there because I feel like I'm Missy. I gotta feel like what I'm giving fans is 100 percent and that it's game-changing. I don't just throw out microwave records."

In other Missy Elliott news, Daily Mail recently reported that Elliott is being sued by a concert promoter in Brazil who claims that 44-year-old Missy failed to show up to promotional appearances on Brazilian TV in November 2012. The lawsuit claims that Missy was supposed to appear on the wide-reaching network to promote two shows scheduled later that month in Rio and Port Alegre. The promoter claims that Missy's no-show caused the concerts to be cancelled and that he lost money as a result.

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