Missy Elliott reveals that nobody has ever heard her lay song the vocals for her songs. But why does the artist have this rule?
Missy Elliott is nothing short of a giant in the music industry. Not only does the rapper boast incredible and memorable songs of her own like Get Ur Freak On and Lose Control, but she has also produced hits for other huge artistsas well. In addition to being a rapper, Missy Elliott is a singer, producer, philanthropist, dancer, and songwriter. Her creativity has been well documented in her music videos and she is known for being ahead of her time when it comes to her contributions to music. Missy Elliott | Paras Griffin/Getty Images Missy Elliott fans are still surprised by the Work It lyrics Recently, Missy Elliott made headlines after one of her most famous songs Work It received some renewed attention on social media. Old and new fans of the rapper were positively gobsmacked to find out that the lyric Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gnaht ym tup i is truly the reversal of the previous lyric I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it. Fans were truly impressed by how the artist was able to take such a unique approach to create a lyric for the song after a sound engineer accidentally played her recording backward. The Get Ur Freak On artist reveals nobody has ever heard her record vocals Of course, Missy Elliott is known for her incredibly inventive vocal work. Perhaps this is why so many artists are keen to collaborate with her regardless of their unique sound. And while the WTF (Where They From) artist has done her fair share of collaborations, nobody has ever heard her record her vocals for any of her songs. In a radio interview Missy Elliott revealed that even her close collaborator, Timbaland, hasnt even heard her record vocals. RELATED: Lil Uzi Vert Reveals It Took Him Years to Pay off His Forehead Diamond Tim has never ever ever ever ever heard me record, Missy Elliott revealed. The dancer continued on to joke that since nobody has seen her record vocals she could have had another person ghost-singing for her all this time. I said what if this was never me. What if somebody comes out and says thats been me all these years. Why Missy Elliott records all vocals for her songs solo Missy Elliott did admit that a sound engineer was present during the early days of her career. However, she even did away with that after a brief people of time. But what is Missy Elliotts reasoning for not allowing others to hear her recording vocals for songs? According to the Supa Dupa Fly artist, part of it is personality and another part of it is protecting her creativity. Im very shy so I like to umm be able to get on the mic and be able to do whatever sound effects I want to do, Missy Elliott confessed. Because if youre an artist and you go into a room and its like mad people in there and youre making bird sounds and its one person in there that dont get it, just imagine. The Lose Control rapper thinks artists should protect their energy Continuing on, Missy Elliott shared that other peoples doubts could squash amazing creativity if given the chance. When youre recording everybody, has to be on the same frequency in that room, the rapper shared. Just imagine if Michael and Quincy wouldve had that one person on the room like Its close to midnight, something evils lurking in the dark? Oh, you wildin. Just imagine if they wouldve said that to them and they wouldve just like Okay you know what, scratch that.' We can definitely see why Missy Elliott has chosen to record all of her vocals solo. Considering how innovative her songs are, its clearly working out for her. 2021 Showbiz Cheat Sheet, All Rights Reserved.