Celebrities tend to get placed on platforms. Fans make assumptions from everything about what they choose to wear to their belief systems.
Celebrities tend to get placed on platforms. Fans make assumptions from everything about what they choose to wear to their belief systems. Yet those assumptions arent always correct, as Missy Elliott provesover and over again. She not only writes her own tunes, she lives them. Elliott knows what she believes, and she doesnt apologize for it Even if that is an age-old superstition that many others believe as well. Missy Elliott wasnt born into fame Missy Elliott | EuropaNewswire/Gado/Getty Images Missy Elliott Wants to Do a Verzuz Battle With Herself Many celebrities find their wings at an early age. Its almost like fame seeks them out. Others have to seek out fame themselves, and thats just what Melissa Arnette Elliott did. Growing up, she didnt have the perfect childhood. In fact, she grew up in an abusive home, according to Biography Things were so bad, that Elliott actually wrote to Michael and Janet Jackson begging them to come save her. That never happened, of course, but Elliott found strength in her religion. She grew up in a Baptist Church, and that helped shape much of her life. Elliott found peace in a dark place, and it still helps her to this day. The road to fame was still hard, however. While she was in school, Elliott formed a girl group called Sista. The group was signed to Swing Mob Records, and it looked like things were finally going to work out for her. Then the label went under, and Elliotts big break went down with it. That didnt stop her, however, and she kept writing. How Missy Elliott became famous RELATED: Missy Elliott Praises Rapping Teacher and Shares Fun Fact About Her Own School Days Elliott began writing and producing with her childhood friend Tim Timbaland Mosley. She wrote songs for SWV, Aaliyah, and even Raven-Symone. She wasnt on stage singing her own tracks until she performed The Things You Do with Sean Puffy Combs, but it finally got her the attention she deserved. After that, things fell into place for her. Sylvia Rhone, the CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group, helped Elliott form her own label called Goldmind. After years of writing for other artists, and only getting a small byline on the back of the album, Elliott was finally singing her own songs, and in 1997, Elliott released her debut album Supa Dupa Fly. Unlike many artists before her, Elliott proved she was no one hit wonder. Supa Dupa Fly went platinum, as did Elliotts next albums Da Real World, and Miss E So Addictive. Elliott went on to earn four Grammy Awards. In 2008, Elliott was diagnosed with Graves disease. She took a step back from the spotlight, but continued to write and produce. Fans were disappointed, but also understood. In 2019, Elliott dropped Iconology The album contained five songs, which fans went crazy over. While Elliott hasnt released any more singles, shes hinted that there is more to come. Black cats are a no-go for Missy Elliott RELATED: In 1997, Missy Elliott had an interview with Rolling Stone Jancee Dunn, the interviewer, said, Some people dont ask the Lord for anything, they just thank him. Do you think thats superstitious? Missy Elliott was quick to reply with: If you believe a black cat is bad luck, people think youre crazy, but plenty of times if I see a black cat down my street, I turn around and go the other way. Even if Im late. Ill be late for the airport and be in a limo, and if I see a black cat, Ill be like, Sir, you have to turn around and go down the next street. Me personally, I dont ask too much, but I do ask him to continue to bless me successfully, financially and just to keep me humble. You know. 2021 Showbiz Cheat Sheet, All Rights Reserved. Read more