Missy Elliott brought in her 51st birthday with an extravagant platinum party in Atlanta.
According to ESSENCE, there was more to celebrate. With partner PATRÓN, several of her historic feats were honored as well, including the 25th anniversary of her debut album, Supa Dupa Fly, and her Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Elliot’s longtime manager, Mona Scott-Young, hosted the star-studded event. Timbaland, Lil Kim, Serayah, Todd Tucker, Taraji P. Henson, Jermaine Dupri, Irv Gotti, Kandi Burris-Tucker, Trina, and more helped celebrate the legendary honors of Eliott.
Coordinating with the theme, guests wore white and platinum outfits. The cocktails customized by PATRÓN, were named after her six, certified platinum studio albums.
“It was amazing,” Elliott tells ESSENCE. “I saw some of my peers that I hadn’t seen in a long time. So, it was really fun reconnecting with them – and the dancers, you know I love a good dance segment. It was chill, everyone was vibing; it just felt really good to be there.”
Elliott, 51, was presented with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum plaque for being the only female hip-hop artist with six certified-platinum studio albums. To honor her 1997 debut album, Atlantic Records presented her with a custom plaque.
“It was a huge honor and a pleasure to present and celebrate Missy Elliott with the Supa Dupa Fly 25th Anniversary plaque from her Atlantic Records family, during her multi-milestone celebration,” says Lanre Gaba, Co-President of Black Music, Atlantic Records. “Missy has paved the way for so many artists of all genres and she ultimately stands undoubtedly in a category all her own. There is only one Missy Elliott, and to her, we are truly grateful for her brilliance and all the barriers she’s broken past – including being the only female Hip Hop artist who’s had all six of her albums go platinum. Missy Elliott you are an icon living.”