Missy Elliott looks fierce on the cover of Elle Magazine.
The 45-year-old rapper opened up on fashion inspirations and her public image in an interview for the June 2017 issue. ‘Although I am shy, I was never afraid to be a provocative woman,’ she said. When asked about her iconic plastic-bag suit for the music video The Rain, Elliott reported: ‘To me, the outfit was a way to mask my shyness behind all the chaos of the look.’ ‘The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman,’ she continued. On keeping her brand in check, the Grammy-winner reported: ‘One thing I won’t do is compromise. I will never do something based on what everybody else is telling me to do.’ ‘And have to kick myself in the ass every night. Nah. I have to make sure that it’s right.’ she added. ‘I’ve been through so many stumbling blocks to build a legacy, so I wouldn’t want to do something just to fit in. Because I never fit in. So….’
S/O @elleusa (ELLE MAGAZINE) for having me on the cover of their JUNE ISSUE!!!✊🏾🔥😍 it’s a great interview & I hope it will be inspiring to many of u to hear my testimonies about my ups and downs but I’m STILL HERE by the Grace of God🙏🏾I hope after y’all read the interview u will feel it’s okay to just BE YOU! Never compromise just to fit in👎🏾BE YOURSELF & STAND OUT no matter what anyone says✊🏾Now make sure yall COP the June issue!!! It’s #FUTURISTIC #StillSupaDupaFlyness🔥🔥🔥😜
Thank u @elleusa #ELLEmagazine for having me on the cover & inside for your fashion spread!😍 I enjoyed myself and what a great interview I had with u all😜I am #humblygrateful 🙏🏾& TO MY FAM/SUPPORTERS MAKE SURE YALL COP THE JUNE ISSUE #ElleMagazine 🗣AYYYE COME THROUGH! 🙋🏾🙌🏾🔥😍🔥oh Big up @marcjacobs I’m rocking his Fall/Winter collection it’s FIYAH🔥🙌🏾🗣🙋🏾💋