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    Missy Elliot Gets The Keys To The City Of Portsmouth

    Hip-hop music has touched the lives and hearts of people everywhere. In recent times, though, fans have celebrated hip-hop music in an entirely new way. A handful of cities have started naming landmarks and city streets after artists that have inspired them. 

    Most recently, Missy Elliot had a street named in her hometown of Portsmouth, VA. Even better, the mayor of the city handed her the keys to the city. Talk about dedication. 

    Missy Elliot Owns The City Of Portsmouth In Virginia

    It’s one thing to win a handful of MTV and Grammy awards. However, an artist reaches an entirely new level of fame when their own hometown names a street after them. Recently, Missy Elliot received a huge award from her hometown of Portsmouth, VA. 

    This week, city leaders and community members renamed a city street after the five-time award-winning Grammy artist. This past summer, city council members voted to rename a portion of McLean Street to “Missy Elliott Boulevard.” Furthermore, Event Organizer Erin Carter was the brains behind the idea to rename the street after Elliot. Currently, the name change has already gone live on Google maps. Moreover, the street location will be home to Victory Crossing Shopping Center and Tidewater Community College. Clearly, Missy Elliot is having a good start to her week. 

    The Mayor Hands Her The Keys To The City


       Though, renaming a city street wasn’t the only way her hometown honored her. City Council members also hosted a parade and ceremony in Missy Elliot’s honor. Further details revealed that the festivities started at Missy Elliot’s old stomping ground, Manor High School, at 3:30pm yesterday.

     Furthermore, Governor Glenn Youngkin and Congressman Bobby Scott also attended the ceremony and shouted nothing but praises at the artist. Additionally, Portsmouth’s very own Mayor Shannon Glover presented Missy Elliot the keys to the city. 

    Tons of die-hard fans showed up to the event, including other Virginia-born rappers such as Pusha T, Trey Songz and Timbaland. We at Hypefresh congratulate the HipHop icon on her huge accomplishment. 



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