Missy Elliot is a rapper, songwriter, dancer, producer, and survivor. Notable work includes, “Get You Freak On”, “Work It”, “Gossip Folk, and “One Minute Man.”
Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliot, often known professionally as Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot aka Supa Dupa Fly was always ahead of her time. She pushed boundaries like no other.
Missy not being awarded the Vanguard Award is a complete backhand slap to the face. This award is given to celebrities who have successfully illustrate dynamic creativity, within music visuals, within in the entertainment industry. Missy has been doing this for a long time and she always sets the bar tremendously high. With Missy’s out of the box creativity, she should’ve been awarded this award in my opinion.
Don’t get me wrong, I like P!NK and I think her artistry is amazing. I just don’t think that she should’ve been awarded this before Missy. Missy has her own style and she has been setting and breaking trends since the late 90s and early 2000s, and still to this day. Gender norms, couldn’t even enclose her because of how comfortable and carefree she is it makes her a Legend in my eyes and ears. It’s so many reasons why Missy should’ve been awarded this award.
Ten Reasons Why
- She directs her videos.
- 15 Music Videos Awards.
- 20 years in the game and counting.
- Six Grammys under her belt.
- Her video concepts, her cynical imaginative videos concepts are crazy good.
- She is ahead of her peers in the music industry.
- Her choreography is sickening.
- Music is still being sampled.
- She is a one of a kind artist.
- She S-L-A-Y-S!
These are just my opinions on why I think Missy should’ve been awarded the Vanguard Award. Maybe next year MTV will do the appropriate thing and award the Queen her honorable award.
– Smiley Sidney