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.”
Wannna everybody to wish my sister @MissyElliott happy birthday listen I ❤️❤️❤️ you there wouldn’t be no Timbo without Missy period !!!!!! May god blesss the most beautiful person n the world missy pic.twitter.com/9XZ3DL4GfO— Timbaland (@Timbaland) July 1, 2021
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!!!”
Happy 50th Birthday to one hip-hop's most brilliant and innovative talents the legendary Missy Elliott pic.twitter.com/Hnz1N7dPia— madlib fan acct (@TheRealAntonioA) July 1, 2021
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.
it's missy misdemeanor elliot's 50th birthday. never forget that she is the blueprint. pic.twitter.com/gy1A2M2KZ2— Daniellé DASH (@DanielleDASH) July 1, 2021
One hell of a four-album run. Happy Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time, Missy Elliott ♋️ pic.twitter.com/7Ujvsm0iFA— ♏️ (On a PARTIAL hiatus ) (@Coolness941) July 1, 2021
It's Missy Elliott's 50th birthday.— Zikhona Valela (@valavoosh) July 1, 2021
-What's your favorite Missy era?
-What are your top 3 songs?
-What's your favorite songs she's either written and/or produced for another artist? pic.twitter.com/P9hYUxXuX0
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!!! pic.twitter.com/gy1ylfO4cG— Tessaract Thompson (@TatianaKing) July 1, 2021
A Queen A Legend One of my 4Eva fav Female Hip Hop Artists Happy 50th Birthday Missy Elliot God bless you BDay Queen ✨ https://t.co/mKbmA2vroD— Nikki ♓ (@_nik_nik_b) July 1, 2021
One of the most dopest and unique artists to enter the rap game her videos are still iconic to this day happy birthday to Missy Misdemeanor Elliot https://t.co/pBYlt1F4wn— Papi Culo ✊ (@SwagBoiTez) July 1, 2021