Missy Elliott to be Honored by the African American Museum of Music in Nashville

Earlier this month, the Grammy Award-winning emcee also became the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Just two weeks after making history as the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, hip-hop legend Missy Elliott, along with Atlantic Records, will be recognized at by the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville as part of their Celebration of Legends next month.

According to Billboard, the ceremony will occur on Friday, June 2, at the museum. Actress, singer, and “Lady Marmalade” collaborator Mya will also attend to pay tribute to Missy’s legacy, career, and Epic Records chairwoman/CEO Sylvia Rhone. Rhone worked with the music icon after becoming senior vice president and general manager of Atlantic Records in the late 80s.

The Grammy Award-winning star will join trailblazing Black artists, including Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, all of whom had previously been honored.

RELATED: Missy Elliott Makes History as the First Female Rapper Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As aforementioned, earlier this month, the “Work It” emcee was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joining Rage Against the Machine, Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, George Michael, Sheryl Crow, and The Spinners. The  2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held in Brooklyn on November 3.

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