Missy Elliot is the definition of goals for many female MCs. The “Get Ur Freak On” rapper, as according to the Associated Press, was just nominated to be inducted into the 2019 Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. If she makes it, she’ll join the prestigious list amongst fellow rappers, Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri. Jay-Z was inducted in 2017, and Dupri followed in this year, 2018.
“I am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers Congratulations to all of them also,” she wrote on her Twitter account.
The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame is a tough list to make. There are reportedly numerous nominees this year, but only room for six finalists. Elliot finds herself nominated with the talents of Mariah Carey, Monica, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price Dean Dillion and more.
Next year could potentially be the start of a good year for the Virginia native, following an already considerably good 2018. She’s currently gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated album, after a 13-year hiatus. If she qualifies, not only will she join Jay-Z and Dupri as the only rappers to receive the honer, she’ll also be the first female rapper.
Check out a classic throwback “One Minute Man,” from Elliot down under.
Does she deserve to be inducted?