Hip-hop icon Missy Elliott will be honored by the National Museum of African American Music early next month.
Elliot and her label, Atlantic Records, are among several being honored at the National Museum of African American Music’s Celebration of Legends. The event will take place at the museum in Nashville on June 2.
R&B star Mya, who featured on the “Lady Marmalade” remake Elliott produced, and Sylvia Rhone, chairwoman/CEO of Epic Records, who became senior vice president and general manager of Atlantic Records in 1986, are also set to attend.
Previous honorees include Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Meanwhile, Elliott recently made history after becoming the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“I want to say this is HUGE not for just me but all my Sisters in HIPHOP this door is now OPEN to showcase the hard work & what many of us contribute to MUSIC,” she wrote on Twitter. “I have cried all morning because I am GRATEFUL.”
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