AceShowbiz - Missy Elliott couldn't be more grateful to be the first-ever female rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Elated by the news, the "Get Ur Freak On" expressed her joy on social media.
On Wednesday, May 3, the 51-year-old shared a photo of herself on her Instagram page. She kicked off the caption, "I want to say this is HUGE not for just me but all my Sisters in HIPHOP this door is now OPEN to showcase the hard work that many of us WOMEN contribute to MUSIC. I have cried all day because I am GRATEFUL thank you @rockhall & all on the committee & Supafriends I love you."
"I am from Portsmouth Virginia aka P-Town.. #757 to 804 I send my love. You day dream of these moments but today it's Real," she added. "VA 2 up 2 down 7 Cities. I want to say I love you! & CONGRATULATIONS to all the other LEGENDARY artist who will now be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame."
"They have committed DECADES of hard work and IMPACT in music Thank you 4 Sharing your gifts with the World," Missy further raved "#Rock&Roll2023 & Dear Lord you have carried me the entire way! I give all thanks to you."
Aside from Missy, those who are getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2023 include Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow and Rage Against the Machine. Willie Nelson and George Michael are also among the inductees.
Artists can be nominated to join the Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first single and Kate has previously been nominated in 2018, 2021 and 2022 but missed out on all three occasions. Missy became eligible in 2023 and managed to win induction with her first nomination while George, who died in 2016, won a fan vote to help secure his induction.