As trailblazers go, few can rival the epic contributions made to music by Missy Elliott.
A visionary and incomparable performer, the rapper is routinely cited as one of the greatest visual artists of all-time.
It’s makes the mass calls for her to be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honor at the MTV VMAs all the more understandable.
And while multiple outlets went live with reports suggesting Missy would finally be receiving her dues at this year’s show on August 20th, she’s saying otherwise.
Via Twitter, Elliott issued the following statement:
Needless to say, on each occasion her royal highness isn’t picked, scrutiny will no doubt greet whoever is.
In any case, let’s relive some of Missy’s most resonating music video moments below…