Missy Elliott Rockets Into iTunes Top 10 With ‘WTF’ / Video Views Hit 4 Million In Under 24 Hours

Published: Friday 13th Nov 2015 by Sam

When true talent meets creativity, success is almost always an inevitability. It’s a lesson the masses are learning once again courtesy of Missy Elliott.

Yesterday saw the iconic rapper explode back onto the scene with ‘WTF (Where They From)’ – the lead single from her first album in over a decade.

After such a lengthy spell away from the spotlight, it naturally begs the question of whether the public would welcome back Elliott with open arms (and wallets).

The answer, at the moment, appears to be an emphatic “yes!”

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As at writing, ‘WTF’ – which features Pharrell Williams – has hit the iTunes US top 10 and is rapidly rising.

Currently, the club anthem sits at #6 on the coveted tally. What’s more, its Dave Meyers directed video occupies the #2 spot on the video chart – bested only by Adele’s ‘Hello.’


The song’s out of the gate success is a major coup for both Missy and her label Atlantic. Not only does it alleviate any worries about how the public would take to new material, it’s a positive sign for the album ‘WTF’ is attached to.

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  1. Jamie November 13, 2015

    Yes ma’am!!!! Congrats Missy!!! Welcome back!!!

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 13, 2015

      Hey sam, how come u havent put up billboard saying Janet is the 7th greatest artist of all times…and Beyonce is number 39.

    • You tried November 13, 2015

      You Minaj fans need to FALL ALLLLLLL THE WAY BACK! Seriously DONT TALK ENDING CAREERS! MISSY IS A ICON and she became one when ARTIST REALLY HAD TO PROVE THEM SELVES TO BE SUCH! These new FEMALE RAPPERS INCLUDING UR FAV IS MEDIOCRE AND WOULDNT HAVE LASTED A DAY BACK IN THE 90’s or early 00’s ! MISSY IS SLAYING HE HELL OUT OF EVERY THING INCLUDING UR FAVS WHOLE CATOLOGE! Missy is only in competition with her PAST SELF! It’s clear that’s her only competition is things that she’s already done !

      • November 13, 2015

        but when did any nicki fan on here said anything about Missy,as far as i see it. it’s the missy fans and nicki haters running on here talking about how much missy just end nicki carrier and other sh!t talk.

      • Faf November 13, 2015

        Where do you see anything about Nicki????
        This is what we be talking about !!!

  2. When RIHsus Says Yes… November 13, 2015

    I am glad that Missy is back, and back in a major way. Hopefully, Nicki Minaj will finally step up her game because Missy brought talent, originality, creativity and lots of wow factor without showing enhanced body parts. Step your pvssy up, Onika!!!

    • November 13, 2015

      step what game up,what if nicki is showing parts what what if they are enhance.Lil Kim did that and other before nicki did that and it was cool.so why are you knock Nicki for showing her body and to step game up because of missy. whoever you are needs to chill nicki is going to continue to do whatever and Miss is going to continue to do whatever.i don’t see why both artist can’t do there thing at the same time. with clown @ss fans like you trying to pit them against each other in a negative way.

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 13, 2015

        Honey nicki a flop…DEALBITCH!!

  3. kay For Toni Braxton November 13, 2015

    Yessss! Missy u are da bomb! Awesome! Acceptance, glad she’s back

  4. King Mark111 /.\ November 13, 2015

    It’s my JAM!!!!!!!

  5. King Mark111 /.\ November 13, 2015

    Queen Of Hip Hop!!!!!!!!!

  6. LIL’ KIM BIRTHED YO FAVES November 13, 2015

    Yaaaassssssss Missy. Oinknika is sitting at home pressed. She lost her ghostwriter and she knows she can’t compete with Missy Elliott. Queen Missy Elliott done killed Oinknika’s career. It was a mercy killing. Oinknika iS WASHED! Splish splash. Since Oinknika is out of a job, maybe she can pick Queen Missy’s fruit out and feed her grapes.

    • King Mark111 /.\ November 13, 2015

      Really no need to compare. I can actually hear Nicki on a remix of this.

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 13, 2015

        No the FU CK u caint!!!

    • Faf November 13, 2015

      Kim lost her ghostwriter in a 1997 shooting

  7. MsYonce November 13, 2015

    Congratz Missy

  8. Mister_Ken November 13, 2015

    Lol the Lil K** fan is so pressed. If anyone is washed it’s Lil Krimlin. This is a cute feat for Missy but she ain’t ending anyone’s career especially Onika’s. Y’all delusional. ????????

    • Christian November 13, 2015

      Missy has 6 platinum albums (one of those is double platinum)5 grammys and over 15 million albums sold on top of writing and producing for over 20 years. All Nicki has is Chart entries and single sales ????????????

      • Faf November 13, 2015

        And a multiplatinum album in THIS DECADE

  9. ????Queen Molly???? November 13, 2015

    I really like the video its different

  10. IG: @mixedboy November 13, 2015

    Proud of you missy!!!!

  11. Stfu November 13, 2015

    My favorite part of the video is the puppets

    • King Mark111 /.\ November 13, 2015

      Mine is her in the box grave with the wig and those cool @ss shades. And her spinning and having on different face paint.

  12. Stfu November 13, 2015

    And lmao at that gif

  13. shakira stan November 13, 2015

    500 people downloading a song can take it the top ten these days ,the question is ,will it stay there?

  14. Minajesty November 13, 2015

    Kii how cute Nicki has had over 20 mill views in 24 hours. 4 mill is what she does in one hour

    • King Mark111 /.\ November 13, 2015

      Because she was shaking her @ss and it was a porno.

    • Misdamenor November 13, 2015

      Let’s see if anyone gives a damn about Nicki if she takes 10 years off.

  15. King Mark111 /.\ November 13, 2015

    Funny that the only people that’s hating is Nicki stans. Missy has like 6 plat and a gold album. Wrote some of the best R&B songs and changed the game. Of and actually won a VMA Video of the Year and grammys. This isn’t a new comer, this is a Hip Hop heavy weight, a legend, an icon. Retreat if you know what’s best for ya. Save that for someone that’s easy, Iggy or the other girl with the same name.

    • Mister_Ken November 13, 2015

      Shut up. The barbs are not threatened by missy. It’s the Nicki haters who keep bringing her up.

      • King Mark111 /.\ November 13, 2015

        I can’t tell. All over tha net, the tards are hating on this woman. You guys are setting yourself up for failure, just like TPP.

  16. MichaelasOrgasm (AKNW) November 13, 2015

    Slay Queen Missy ???? I’m here 4 it!

  17. Ronnie November 13, 2015

    Can we just let Missy be Missy and Nicki be Nicki? Missy’s return is a success because she stayed true to herself and isn’t really trying to compete with anyone Nicki included, because she has been in her own lane her entire career. Nicki has gained enough success to the point, she ain’t worried about nothing. Besides they both have two complete different rap styles, and Nicki has appealed to the masses not just hip hop fans. I love female rappers let them all be great. I can’t wait to support Missy’s album, and I’m glad she stayed in the lane she created!

  18. StrawberryMuffin24 November 13, 2015

    I Love Missy and i’m happy she’s back and slaying I love the new song and video!

  19. Barb-wire November 13, 2015

    The video alone >>>… Welcome back Misdamenor!

  20. Essa November 13, 2015

    You know that when it comes to creativity, innovation and straight-ahead TALENT, Onika (or whatever her dumb real name is) can in no way, shape or form compete with someone like Missy – who has not only been commercially successful, but is actually RESPECTED in the industry. No one respects Nicki. She’s not self-made, is just a Young Money/Wayne side project who has to be a bimbo and push euro pop for girly black gay boys who wanna be white in order to get attention. 10 years from now Missy will still be considered an innovator and icon, who people will stand up and applaud for, while Nicki will be largely forgotten and trying to secure a place on some reality show with other hasbeens who can’t get work. That’s what happens when your career is more based on GIMMICKS than TALENT.

  21. What now November 13, 2015

    I’m dead @ that gif. Come thru Melissa!

  22. WINTZ November 13, 2015

    Yoooo MISSSSY!!! I see you!

    Wtf?! Like BISH!!!!!! Why do u keep me in a mini trance when watching your videos for the first?! I’m a dancer in my head now. Lol

    Favourite scenes:

    Missy dancing…. I could never understand how a big woman like that can be so flexible.

    All metallic fashion adornment-lipstick, eyewear.. Her creative control shines no matter what, man.

    The scene where her face changes with each turn…

    The box scene looks like graves… She has plastic on, which gives me a little Hannibal tease… Is it a metaphor to show she is gonna murk these b!tches?

    Really… The puppets twerk better than me lol

    MIIIIiIiISSY!!!! “Is it worth it? Let me work it… Flick that ting out, flip it and reverse it…”

    WELCOME back!!!!

  23. No favs, just here for the music November 13, 2015


  24. 4everBrandy_Ci November 13, 2015

    YESSSSSSSSS MISSY!!!!!! I see the Nicki fans are complete FOOLS!!!! I love Nicki and I’m a fan but seriously how the f*** y’all talk about Missy being an “old b****”, “has-been”, “washed up”, and any other LAME ass remark when she’s ahead of her TIME!!!!!! Y’all say the same s*** about Lil Kim but I know that Lil Kim will make her RETURN when the time comes and I support all female rappers and love the importance of UNITY. Y’all Nicki stans can sit all the way the f*** down and let Missy show y’all and YOUR fave the ropes!!!!!!!

  25. vivid November 13, 2015

    ok missy slay a bit, let the bandwagon and over hyping commence

  26. Theman November 13, 2015

    She’s awesome !!!!

  27. Ace November 13, 2015

    Thanks to queen missy for saving female hip hop.with keeping her clothes on shes a bad b****.love the video and song.ive gave up waiting on lil kim to drop.wr havent got not 1single since 2011 and out of nowhere missy back kept her word and killing it far as im concern she writes her own dance sing and rap.triple threat will she end nicki reigh and next yrs b.e.t awards of course she will.

  28. justa November 14, 2015


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