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Music: Missy Elliott

If you a fly gal,/ Get your nails done, /Get a pedicure, /Get your hair did.

Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott) is an American rapper/songwriter/producer. She is best known for her work in the early 2000s, with songs such as "Get Ur Freak On" and "Lose Control".

Her last album (The Cookbook) was released in 2005, though she is said to have another album in the works, entitled Block Party.

Studio album discography

  • Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
  • Da Real World (1999)
  • Miss E...So Addictive (2001)
  • Under Construction (2002)
  • This Is Not A Test! (2003)
  • The Cookbook (2005)


Provides examples of

  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: From "Work It" - "Boys, boys, all type of boys / Black, White, Puerto Rican, Chinese boys / Why-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-a-thai / Rock-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-a-thai."
  • Boastful Rap: A good number of her songs use this.
  • Ching Chong: Her song song "Work It" contains the line "black white puerto rican chinese boys, wang-thang thang-a thang-a thang-y thang".
  • Dunce Cap: She briefly wears one in the video for "Work It."
  • Losing Your Head: She does it to herself in the video to "One Minute Man."
  • Music Video Overshadowing: "Sock it to Me". Song: Intercourse with You. Video: Mega Man.
  • Not Christian Rock: While she is very open about her faith, including at least one Christian song on every album - however, her music (while still sneaking Christian references in here or there) is hardly what you would call "Christian rap."
  • Self-Titled Album: Miss E...So Addictive
  • Singer Name Drop: On Under Construction, she opened damn near every song on there with some variation of the phrase "This is... a Missy Elliott... exclusive".