Missy Elliott added a new prestigious award to his career: the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
For the occasion, the rapper was joined by Lizzo, Ciara and his manager Mona Scott-Young on the famous Los Angeles street, where he discovered the plaque with his name on it.
Lizzo, 33 – getty images
Lizzo then took the stage to honor her with a beautiful speech, which began in an ironic way: “I only have one thing to say on Hollywood Boulevard: You’re welcome!“
“You are the brightest star in the universe, Missy – he continued, feeling moved – I don’t have the story that others have with you, but I’ve been watching you all my life and I saw a superstar in you but I also saw myself. And I had never seen myself before. You live so boldly, without excuses, strong and beautiful“.
“You have no idea what you have done for so many black girls. We don’t deserve you, we don’t deserve Missy Elliott. Yet you continue to give, give with your heart, your genius. Icon, queen, hip hop queen and visionary (…) This is more than deserved“.
You can see it here on Twitter a video of Lizzo giving the speech.
Missy Elliott’s star is the number 2,708 to be added to the Walk of Fame since it opened in 1961.
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