With deft all-around songwriting skills that enabled her to pen hits for Aaliyah and numerous other superstars, and musicality that helped her be a dominant rap superstar in her own right, Missy Elliott is a force. Between those qualities and her penchant for genre-defining videos, it goes without saying that she’s a certified hip hop legend. Today (July 1), for her 50th birthday, fans are treating her like one.
Since the day started, fans from across Twitter have posted messages celebrating Missy’s birthday, with many referencing her most famous singles and her most popular videos as they reflect on the sizable imprint she left on hip hop. One such “fan” is Timbaland, a longtime friend and collaborator who’s been part of some of Missy’s biggest moments.
“Wan[t] everybody to wish my sister @MissyElliott happy birthday,” Timbo wrote in a tweet, which includes a video of Missy. “There wouldn’t be no Timbo without Missy period!!!!!! May God blesss the most beautiful person [I]n the world missy.”
Another Twitter user also gave props to Missy for her contributions to the art, posting striking images of the rap queen with a message of appreciation. “Happy 50th Birthday to one hip hop’s most brilliant and innovative talents the legendary Missy Elliott,” wrote the fan.
“It’s missy misdemeanor elliot’s 50th birthday. never forget that she is the blueprint,” wrote another fan acknowledging Missy’s influence. Another wrote: “I believe in Missy Elliott supremacy! Especially on this most auspicious day—the birth of the FLYEST, the UNTOUCHABLE, the LEGENDARY, the GOAT, the WAVY, the QUEEN, the Unmatched, the Icon—Happy Birthday @MissyElliott!!!”
As you can see, fans have no issues giving Missy all of her props for her B-Day, and you can expect more online celebrations to continue rolling in. Check out more fans wishing Missy Elliott a Happy Birthday for yourself below.