Missy Elliott is Back! Hip-Hop Legend Drops “WTF” Video
When a legend like Missy Elliott suddenly returns to the music scene, everybody pays attention.
After three years without a new single, Elliott dropped a new video, “WTF (Where They From)” featuring Pharrell – and the collective internet freakout is approaching Beyonce proportions.
Consider this: In the decade since the groundbreaking rapper-producer last issued an album, Nicki Minaj put female rappers back on pop charts; Katy Perry and Lady Gaga became superstars largely because of left-field visuals in the same way Elliott once had; Rihanna grew into a force to be reckoned with and Beyoncé seemingly controls the pulse of the pop conversation with the tip of her fingers.
That’s why when Elliott — who reinvented the sound of ‘90s urban music with longtime collaborator Timbaland — popped up as Perry’s surprise guest during this year’s halftime show and delivered a medley of hits, it was easy to forget she wasn’t the headliner.