Missy Elliott is currently working on a comeback album that couldn’t come soon enough, but in the meantime, she got to enjoy a standout tribute to the songs she’s written and produced at this year’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens. [Note: VH1 and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.]
Fantasia, Monica, and Tweet all took the stage for a medley of their favorite collaborations with Missy. Fantasia kicked off the tribute with a performance of “Free Yourself,” her 2005 single featuring Elliott. Monica chimed in with “So Gone,” written and produced by Elliott.
Tweet rounded out the trio with a verse from “Oops (Oh My),” her 2002 hit that Elliott features on and also cowrote.
Then, in case you needed any more proof that Missy Elliott is a powerhouse of a producer, all three singers closed their tribute with a snippet of “Lady Marmalade,” the 1974 Labelle hit that Missy Elliott refurbished for the 2001 film Moulin Rouge!
Throughout the performance, Elliott danced and sang along to each song. She’s worked on some of the best music to grace the airwaves over the past 20 years — and she absolutely knows it.