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Missy Elliott nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame, marking a first for women in rap

The legendary recording artist continues to break barriers.

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Missy Elliott's legacy is absolutely one to be celebrated, especially considering how she is continuously breaking barriers and making history.

Most recently, the iconic recording artist became the first female rapper to receive a nomination for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

As reported, Elliott will be up for inclusion for the next class alongside fellow nominees Mariah Carey, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens and John Prine, among others.

"i am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers," Elliott commented on Twitter. "Congratulations to all of them also!"

To be considered for possible induction, songwriters must have been writing published songs for at least two decades. Last year, in 2017, Elliott's Supa Dupa Fly debut turned 20, meaning she now qualifies as an eligible nominee. The 2019 class will comprise of six songwriters or songwriting groups total and will be inducted on June 13 next year.

If Elliott, now 47, receives enough necessary votes, she'll join recent inductees JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri, becoming the third rapper ever to be honored in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In addition to crafting classics of her own, such as "Work It," "Get Ur Freak On" and "Lose Control," Elliott has also worked with a slew of artists including Aaliyah, Monica, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan and Whitney Houston, to name a few. Absolute legend.

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