Missy Elliott, 48, has been admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as the first female rapper. She is a songwriter, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist in addition to being a rapper. Elliott has won four Grammy Awards and sold over 30 million records in the United States, making him one of the best-selling rappers in Nielsen music history.
Early Life of Missy Elliott
Melissa Arnette Elliott was born on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia. Ronnie, a U.S. Marine at the time of her birth, and Patricia, who later worked for a power business, are her parents. The family lived in a mobile home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, while Ronnie was still a Marine, but following his service, he failed to find work, and they returned to Portsmouth, where they lived in a rat-infested shack.
Ronnie was a violent age who beat Patricia in front of their daughter; Elliott was raped by an older relative when she was eight years old. She wrote to Michael and Janet Jackson, pleading for them to come and save her, knowing she wanted to pursue a career in music. They never responded. Elliott told The Guardian in 2001, “I cried every night about that.” “Janet and I are now buddies. But every now and then, while we’re in a club together, I’ll think to myself, ‘But you never wrote back when I needed you.'”
Relationship of Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott is bisexual and has had relationships with both men and women in the past. She was in a relationship with Nicole Wray, a singer, from 1996 to 1998. Then she started dating Tweety, a singer. She had relationships with Olivia Longott and Trina as well. There was once a rumor that Missy was married to her friend Sharaya J. The story, however, proved out to be untrue.
She frequently gives herself apart from marriage and giving young ones in interviews with many periodicals. The 48-year-old actress prefers to adopt a child rather than give birth because she is terrified of the agony. Despite the fact that her solo appearance draws attention, the aged actress prefers to live with her mother. Furthermore, the singer frequently recalls her ex-marine father’s horrible behavior and never forgets the domestic abuse that he inflicted on her mother.
Net Worth of Missy Elliott
As of 2020, the “Work It” rapper has a net worth of $50 million. Elliott has a strong presence in the music industry, in addition to her musical awards. In addition, the music industry is her principal source of revenue. Unlike Elliott, Sonya C, another female rapper, has a $100,000 net worth. Missy makes a lot of money from tours, shows, promotions, and other things in addition to the albums. She sells goods that includes many types of clothing.
Six studio albums, three compilation albums, one extended play, seventy-four singles (including forty-four as a featured performer), and twenty solo music videos make up the discography of the American rapper, singer, record producer, and composer.
The album’s debut song, “Lose Control,” was nominated for Best Rap Song and won a Grammy for Best Short Form Video. Elliott was nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards in 2005 for “Lose Control” (winning Best Dance Video and Best Hip-Hop Video). Elliott received the 2005 American Music Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and was nominated for the 2006 BRIT Awards for Best International Female Artist.