Missy Elliott is one of the most prolific female rappers to emerge from the American music industry. With six RIAA platinum certified albums to her credit, the rapper, producer, singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress has shown no lack of ambition and creativity since her debut into the entertainment arena.
Born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 to Patricia and Ronnie Elliott in Portsmouth, Virginia, Missy enjoyed an active academic life and skipped ahead two grades in her elementary school. She soon felt out of place among the older kids in her class and took it upon herself to underachieve so as to be put back with classmates of her own age. School was the least of young... Read More