WTF, Missy Elliott?

WTF, Missy Elliott?

EVERYONE'S FAVORITE RAPPER RETURNS WITH PHARRELL AND A DANCE CREW IN TOW

EVERYONE'S FAVORITE RAPPER RETURNS WITH PHARRELL AND A DANCE CREW IN TOW

Text: Ian David Monroe

MISSAY! There’s been an undeniable void in rap since Missy Elliott’s last full-length record in 2005. One need only look at the surge in her record sales when she surprised the world by appearing onstage with Katy Perry at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Today that void gets filled. The “Pass That Dutch” singer has just dropped a new track, “WTF (Where They From),” featuring Pharrell, who produced the track. If that weren’t enough, there’s a music video, too.

The visual accompaniment sees Missy pull all the stops. Everything you loved about her a decade ago is still there: killer choreography, over-the-top ensembles, eccentric shades, and even a little dance wunderkind (who could forget Alyson Stoner in the “Gossip Folks” video?). Puppets make an appearance, too. It’s wild, and reassuring. Missy Elliott’s comeback will be everything.

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