It's one of our favorite rapper's birthday! Missy Elliott who surprised BET Viewers during the 2014 BET Awards Sunday night turns 43-years-old. The Virginia native has left an inedible mark on the music industry with her eclectic style an incredible music. Her style was often imitated but never duplicated. She's worked with the likes of Destiny's Child, Janet Jackson and her crew, of course, including Ginuwine, Aaliyah and Timbaland. Who remembers Missy's finger waves? Or the time she decided to wear a trash bag for her 1997 music video "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)? Right - not a lot of people could pull that off. Missy is super creative and organically innovative. For that, we are going to celebrate her!
Missy Elliot's last album was in 2005! Fans have been anticipating a new album from Missy but she says it is in the works! She leaves her fans with this amazing advice to those who want to get involved in the music industry take these notes:
Just keep striving. I didn't go to college, cause I knew this is what I wanted. And for some people they might look all that as being real negative, but if you want something, you are going to keep going after it and you are not going to give up, no matter how long it takes. I didn't just pop up on the scene yesterday, I been here a while and it's just cause I wanted it that bad and I kept my faith in God and believed that He was going to be with me all the way and He is still here and He is still giving me blessings, so you know that's what I would tell you. And take care of your business first.
Take a look at our gallery of hot and supa dupa fly Missy Elliott looks.