Missy Elliott, an American rapper, has become the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to the Cleveland Museum, she is one of 13 rappers that will be inducted.
They praised the rapper for her impact on the industry and for paving the way for other female artists, saying she paved “new paths for women in the music industry and society at large through her behind-the-scenes mastery and unapologetic ownership of her body, sexual desires, and Blackness in her music.”
To be eligible for admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a musician must have released an album 25 years prior to their induction. Missy Elliot was eligible to collect the award for the first time.
Kate Bush, Don Cornelius, Rage Against the Machine, George Michael, and more artists will be inducted alongside Elliot.
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