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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 08: Missy Elliott speaks onstage during her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony at Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Congratulations to Missy Elliott on receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!  Watch what Ciara, Lizzo and Missy, herself, had to say at the ceremony.

Missy Elliott is not only multi-talented, but I love her authenticity.  This is a long overdue and well-deserved honor.

Among those at her Walk of Fame ceremony were Ciara and Lizzo, who had beautiful words to say about Missy Elliott.

When talking about first working with Missy Elliott on “1-2 Step” and “Lose Control,” Ciara said, “Back then I was so new to the industry and somehow I got lucky enough to have Missy Elliott as my mentor and big sister.  She made it seem like anything is possible, and she still makes me feel like that today.”

Lizzo, who didn’t prepare a speech because she thought she was just there to hang out said, “You are the brightest star in the universe, Missy… I watched you my entire life and I saw a superstar in you but I also saw myself, and I’d never seen myself before. And you lived so boldy and so beautifully and so unapologetically and so out loud. You have no idea what you have done for so many black girls.”

An emotional Missy Elliott took the stage with many thanks to all the people who helped her get to this moment and had this to say about her star, “I’ve come here twenty some years ago and just used to walk past all of these stars and just imagined, and it’s just a blessing to dream big and it truly happened, I’m truly standing here… I’ll be back every night for the rest of my life laying by my star.”

You can watch Missy Elliott’s entire Walk of Fame ceremony in the YouTube video included at the end of this post (cue in to 23:27).

Music Icon Missy Elliot Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Missy Elliott’s star is seen during the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Missy Elliot at Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

 

Music Icon Missy Elliot Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Mona Scott-Young, Lizzo, Missy Elliott, and Ciara attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Missy Elliot at Hollywood Walk Of Fame on November 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)