New Video: Missy Elliott – ‘WTF (Where They From) (ft. Pharrell Williams)’

Published: Thursday 12th Nov 2015 by Sam

It’s here!

Missy Elliott blazes back onto the scene with electrifying new single ‘WTF (Where They From).’ 

Fellow hitmaker Pharrell Williams joins the femcee on the high-octane track, which is the lead effort from her first album in over 10 years.

Despite a decade away from the spotlight (sans features), Missy proves she still has “it” in abundance. “It” meaning her killer choreography, trademark quirky, and commitment to all things out-of-the-box.

Don’t believe us? Watch the newly unleashed video for ‘WTF,’ directed by Dave Meyers, after the jump…

Missy is back! And not just in the literal sense.

With ‘WTF,’ she delivers a dynamic reminder of why she enjoys the icon status that eludes so many.

The song is a definitive dance-floor jam and its intergalactic video only adds to its replay value.

After such a long hiatus, it’s warming to see Missy still be the visionary she’s renown for being. A trait that will serve her well in today’s VEVO era.

Welcome back!

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  1. Hur November 12, 2015

    Rumpshaker !!! I love it!
    but pharrell not so much.

    • You tried November 12, 2015


    • LilKimKong???? November 12, 2015

      Pherret will make it flop!! Short S*** irks tf outta me!! Song would’ve been better without him????????#WTFlop #Top10Goals

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 12, 2015

        U r a joke…in real life.

    • Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) November 12, 2015

      I agree. Pharrell wasn’t needed, in fact, I found myself annoyed at his presence. However, I like the song + the video is dope. I’m glad The Queen is back!

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 12, 2015

        When will nicki??

      • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB November 12, 2015

        I’m tired of peoplr calling in Pharell. He is not needed for a hit. Especially for it to sound just like Pass That Dutch. I love Missy n all but girl.. .and yall overhyping isn’t helping anyone grow. Reminds me of how the killer bees hype up everything lil kim does lately even tho it’s whack.

      • LilKimKong???? November 12, 2015

        @truth AND you’re the punchline????
        Keep off my tits funky b*tch????

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 12, 2015

        @lil kim biitch stfU u sissy

      • LilKimKong???? November 12, 2015

        @truth Eat deez nuts u Qween
        Bye felicia✌????

  2. QUEEN!!! November 12, 2015

    I ❤️ every bit of it!!!! The song and video>>>

  3. Cough Cough November 12, 2015

    This is why missy is legend. REAL creativity, REAL innovation, REAL authenticity and REAL originality.

    • Danyboo November 12, 2015


  4. 2bad2bme November 12, 2015


  5. Lake Erie November 12, 2015

    Yes!!! It’s official! I love the video and the song! Epic and she looks good!

  6. 2bad2beme November 12, 2015

    BIITCHH YES MA’AM! MISSY ATE THAT! ????????????????????????????????????

    • 2bad2bme November 12, 2015

      why would you steal my name gurl…#MESSY

  7. Ronnie November 12, 2015

    Missy not playing. Can’t wait to get this album.

  8. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans November 12, 2015

    It took me a second to realize that the song played in the LAHH:NY trailer/teaser was in fact Missy’s new single, but I’m definitely loving what I’m hearing in the song. I really hope she’ll be able to promote this song everywhere so that it can start charting because if she can make it successful, then that’ll definitely prove her power in the rap arena. Sadly, I’m sure radio won’t support it just because of her age demographic, but that’s whatever. She can make it big without radio. She looked so fierce and beautiful in the music video and the choreography was insane and innovative…as expected. Here’s to Missy’s long-awaited return!

  9. pat November 12, 2015

    come thru and show these kids what a real vide looks like like Missy

  10. Jimmy November 12, 2015

    Not so sure about the song but the video gave me life

  11. kay For Toni Braxton November 12, 2015

    Awesome! She’s back like she never left!!

  12. Gee November 12, 2015

    Classic Missy love it

  13. Murderpapi November 12, 2015

    Yo welcome back miss-e we missed you.
    She’s so iconic.
    We wasn’t ready ????????????????????????????
    Fire 2016 is going to be hott

  14. ~The Arcade~ November 12, 2015

    Bravo Missy!!! Yep she still got that creativeness locked down… good to know that didn’t gone anywhere.

    As far as the song… I’m sure it’ll grow on me; the more I hear it. But glad she’s back tho!

  15. Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

    I’m sorry to ask this but it’s 2015, who’s this???

    • 2bad2bme November 12, 2015

      If you don’t know, YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!

      • Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

        Who are you to sit with me???

    • Yawn November 12, 2015

      And it had to take one idiot to ruin this moment

    • Minajesty November 12, 2015

      That’s Nicki’s lessor you know the one that can’t get a platinum album these days Kii

      • Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

        Lmao you better drag your fave Platinum is something Onika will ever see

  16. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy November 12, 2015

    Yo this video is HOT! I wish I could say the same thing for the song. I really wish Pharell would’ve given Finna Get Loose to Missy instead. Imagine that song with this video. I need Missy to comeback with some more fire

  17. Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

    Oh……. Right Misty, Tranet’s bestie slash flopie the same man who performed that mess with Kathy at that super(RIHANNA’SFOREHEADWHICHISSHAPEDLIKEA)bowl
    her and Tranet are poorman’s or should I say “oldman’s Beyonce and Onika”
    Misty Bye

    • Christian November 12, 2015

      Missy had 6 platinum albums. Nicholasville will never see that ever

  18. Minajesty November 12, 2015

    Kii it’s 2015 ain’t nobody checking for this has been

    • Bye Oniglette November 12, 2015

      Will Onigglette ever get a #1? Grammy? Platinum album? Stay upset and sit.

  19. Musty Elliot November 12, 2015

    When is this dykee going to come out the closet. 44 with no man or kids

    • Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

      Rihanna teas

    • Linear November 12, 2015

      Anyone who resorts to this kind of 3rd rate trolling is scared. Missy coming through and possibly upstaging whoever your fave is must be a very real threat for you. Ha.

  20. Fatty Elliot November 12, 2015

    Rihanna teas

  21. Barb-wire November 12, 2015

    I don’t know about the song but the visual is straight fire tho.

  22. DIABETES UNBOTHERED November 12, 2015

    LMAO at 44 with no man or kids…

    • Stfu November 12, 2015

      Let’s rather talk about you.
      Do you have a man and kids?
      When was the last time you had a 6 figure amount deposited into your account wait rather how much are you worth?
      What have you done with your life beside flexing them chubby fingers and seething behind your keypads while others move up and you move all the way down to your mother’s basement?

    • Christian November 12, 2015

      Actually Tyler Purry has a kid now. By his beard aka model girlfriend.

  23. Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

    50 cent

  24. What now November 12, 2015

    YASSSSSS Melissa! Come tf thru wit your iconic asss!

  25. DIABETES UNBOTHERED November 12, 2015

    Sorry not impressed… this has nothing on HER PREVIOUS HITS & videos… her old stuff was amazing… mind boddling. But pharrel and even kanye has taken her place. Its over for missy i can kinda see why it took so long… she set the bar far too high in her prime… far too high.

    • Lulz November 12, 2015

      “mind boddling”

    • NJCrooklynDJ November 12, 2015

      She left the game not because she set her bar too high, but because she was battling a life altering disease.

  26. LB November 12, 2015

    Molly is a b**** a5s with dry walls

    • !!!! November 12, 2015


    • Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015


      • LB November 12, 2015

        I was wondering where that fish smell came from, but look, it’s just a Thotlor stan. Tell to say hi to Calvin for me.

    • Rihnavys hole November 12, 2015


    • Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

      Say hi to all of Rihoeanna’s 15+ cumfeeders
      And where is that thing on your Avi?

      • LB November 12, 2015

        DECLINED B1TCH, Rihanna has only been with three confirmed guys. We cannot even fit THOTlor’s body count in a google search, have several

      • Gyal dem Suga November 12, 2015

        Not three confirmed guys! ???? Rihanna’s clÎtoris says hi ????

      • Faf November 12, 2015

        Most h*** don’t confirm who they f***

  27. LB November 12, 2015

    I like it, the video is very Missy Elliot, the song is very much Azealia Banks though.

    But this will be my jam though, welcome back Missy.

    • Faf November 12, 2015

      azealia got her style from missy

  28. RICHIE_RICH November 12, 2015

    The video is firrre!!!!! ????????????????????????????

    The song will have to grow on me a lil more.

  29. Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

    This would be hot……in 2003. Everything about this is old, stale, tired and dated. I appreciate Missy, God knows I do but this ain’t it. As I stated previously, Nicki is unbothered so y’all can stop mentioning her.

    • Linear November 12, 2015

      Miss me with that lame “dated” claim. 2015 can take some cues from 2003, since A) music was better back then and B) had the sales to back it up. This would be hot in 2003, yes. And it’s hot in today.

      • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

        Riiiiight. Whatever you say. The sound is tired. It sounds like something that should’ve been on her last album “The Cookbook” which flopped for 2005 standards btw.

    • Taylor Tori Azalea November 12, 2015

      @Mister ken where are the lies?

      • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

        I told no lies. This will not be a hit. She needs to come harder.

    • !!!! November 12, 2015

      Who mentioned nicki besides that stupid barb above?

    • 2bad2bme November 12, 2015

      you children have brainwashed with BS for so long you don’t know what real art in music is! LMFAO #sorryboutit

    • Truth November 12, 2015

      LOL@someone who probably still has a curfew calling something dated. Like you even know any better. Does your memory of music even expand past Drake and Jason Derulo?

      • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

        My age doesn’t matter. This sounds like something she already released in the mid 2000’s, therefore it’s dated. I understand everyone wants to be nostalgic and all but put your money where your mouth is.

  30. DIABETES UNBOTHERED November 12, 2015

    I just got kicked out of the hospital for ordering PIZZA O_O

    • RICHIE_RICH November 12, 2015

      That’s what your fat a$$ get!!!! #jennyjones

      • Ciah’s Turtle November 12, 2015

        #JennyCraig sis

  31. LIL’ KIM BIRTHED YO FAVES November 12, 2015

    Come on the phuck through Queen Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. 4everBrandy_Ci November 12, 2015


  33. StrawberryMuffin24 November 12, 2015

    I love the song and the video is dope as hell Go Missy!

  34. ????Queen Molly???? November 12, 2015

    Cool video not really a fan of the song tho…

    • Shakira Stan November 12, 2015

      Molly is a b**** a5s with dry walls

  35. Shakira Stan November 12, 2015

    Molly is a b**** a5s with dry walls

    • shakira stan November 12, 2015

      Lmao girl ,if you are gonna steal my name at least steal my avatar too….dumb b****

  36. shakira stan November 12, 2015

    Are we in 1990?
    Wtf is this trash I just watched ?

    • Eldela November 12, 2015

      “Wtf is this trash I just watched ?”

      Your mama turning a trick who wouldn’t pay the full six bucks?!

    • 2bad2bme November 12, 2015

      you children have brainwashed with BS for so long you don’t know what real art in music is! LMFAO #sorryboutit

  37. shakira stan November 12, 2015

    Seems we are in the influx of has been ….Kelly Christian a and now this D***

    • Thomas November 12, 2015

      But you Stan Shakira, a yodelling sandpaper throat bi/ch no? Stop talking about has beens and check your hasn’t been.

  38. Nicki is sh!ting???? all over Sh!typnce November 12, 2015

    How dare this old lady come for Queen Nicki sounding like Lil’ Mama on her rhymes.
    Has been Nicki rules!

  39. ????Queen Molly???? November 12, 2015

    I have nothing against Missy but I feel she can’t compete with Nicki at this point. We need fresh acts to go up aganist Nicki.

    • la femme November 12, 2015

      Gurl I was hoping that Iggy would slay her but she just had to be a twitter troll

      • ????Queen Molly???? November 12, 2015

        Lmao tbh!

    • NJCrooklynDJ November 12, 2015

      Missy is in a category all by herself. No need to go up against anyone. Its not about coming after someone.

  40. TerryB November 12, 2015

    I see you all comparing Nicki to Missy…Lol unlike Nicki, Missy was able to scan platinum albums after her debut album, Onika has not.

    • Bye Oniglette November 12, 2015

      BINGO!!! How can you not go platinum and you’re the ONLY one out? How Sway?

      • Faf November 12, 2015

        Let’s do a tutorial






    • Ciah’s Turtle November 12, 2015

      At a time where ppl actually bought albums.

      • TerryB November 12, 2015

        Rappers are still going platinum, rappers less exposed and less popular than her.

      • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

        Female rappers? Ooohhhh I forgot Eve, Iggy and Azealia all went platinum plus. Nicki may not have had a platinum album since TPP, but she has platinum singles and gold albums. She’s also doing numbers globally. Y’all want Nicki to lose so bad but it’s not happening in this lifetime uglies.

      • LIL’ KIM BIRTHED YO FAVES November 12, 2015

        Oinknika is not doing numbers globally. The Pink Slip hasn’t even sold 950,000 copies worldwide.

      • Faf November 12, 2015

        It’s been out less than a yr
        Naked truth and cookbook haven’t sold a mil and it’s been ten

  41. Danny Bey November 12, 2015

    MISSSSSYYYYYYY!!!!! Show these kids who the Queen of Hip Hop is!!!!! I’m not crazy about Pharrell’s production but I can only imagine what a collab with Timbo might be!!!! I hope there is one!

  42. Ciah’s Turtle November 12, 2015

    I love missy downe, and i’m happy as hell about her return. Queen of Music Videos!!!! that’s it

  43. #JACKIE November 12, 2015

    I don’t like it. She needs something that sounds a little more current but still has her signature sound.

    • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

      A Ciara fan giving career advice LOL

      • King Mark111 /.\ November 12, 2015


    • Faf November 12, 2015

      Ciara has the only certified r&b song by a solo female this yr

      So yes ????

      Not to mention a cavalli top shop endorsement
      Three White House visits and campaigns

      And a hit series on nbc

  44. Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

    I hope all of you fake supporters purchased this on iTunes!

    • Misdamenor November 12, 2015

      Buy my girl’s shiz!

  45. No favs, just here for the music November 12, 2015

    Awesome. She didn’t disappoint. Classic Missy for sure

  46. cocobutta November 12, 2015

    Fun track and excellent video. Glad Sharaya J in the mix also.

    Missy always knows how to bring cool videos

  47. Bey-Minaj November 12, 2015

    Video is nice but wth is this song? Rubbish!!!

    • Misdamenor November 12, 2015

      Another scared Barb. LOL

  48. NJCrooklynDJ November 12, 2015

    I think this song is only a taste of whats to come. It could have sat better with me without Pharell. As a remixer/dj/producer Missy’s lyrics still get it done. Everyone needs to stop coparing Missy to Niki etc. Missy is a pioneer in her own right and Im sure shes not coming after anybody but a platinum record.

  49. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig November 12, 2015

    Not 100% sold on the song just yet, but i’m happy that my Missy is back 🙂

  50. JOHNVIDAL November 12, 2015

    Loved it.
    Not a fan of rap music myself but I recognize talent and artistry when I see it, and Missy definitely has that in abundance. Congrats. Especially to her fans from back when. Enjoy this moment guys! It´s been too long.

  51. LIL’ KIM BIRTHED YO FAVES November 12, 2015

    Oinknika fans are mad pressed because they know Queen Missy’s comeback means that their fave’s career is over. Oinknika could only win by being the only female out! She can’t compete with Missy. It’s over for Oinknika. Oinknika is washed. SPLISH SPLASH.

    • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

      Please please please meet me on here when the album drops, then we can talk numbers. Missy’s last two albums flopped by mid 2000’s standards. Let’s hope Missy can scan 500k in total.

      • Misdamenor November 12, 2015

        I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Missy’s lowest Metacritic score is higher than that “entertainer” that rolls around showing her plastic b*** and titties highest. Why Nicki fans so pressed about Missy? The threat is real for ya’ll. I know ya’ll from a generation where female rappers don’t support each other but trust me Missy’s legacy is already set. She doesn’t have to compete with Nicki. Nicki has to reach her.

      • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

        I’m not pressed over Missy at all. I’m just tired of Nicki being mentioned whenever a 90s female rapper makes a “comeback” or a new female rapper comes around. Nicki is the standard today and y’all can’t stop mentioning her. THE ONLY RAP B**** ON THE FORBES LIST????????????????????????????????

    • Mister_Ken November 12, 2015

      N stop hiding behind missy when Lil K** can’t even get a single out. You’re a joke luv.

      • Faf November 12, 2015

        Y’all do know meta critic is based on reviews by “fans” right ? Meaning anyone can hate and write a scathing review

      • LIL’ KIM BIRTHED YO FAVES November 12, 2015

        Unlike the Barfz, the Beehive isn’t insecure. We love Missy. We know that lifting up another female rapper who is a queen doesn’t degrade the Queen of Rap Lil’ Kim. Oinknika’s fans are so insecure that they can’t handle another female doing well. Kim is on her way to kill the game.

  52. Jamie November 12, 2015

    I like it. It’s catchy. The sound or the song is not dated. People used that to try and discredit. Miss you always delivers whether she gets play or not.

    • dee November 12, 2015

      Yes, it sounds a bit dated. Also, while the video is cute it looks like a typical Missy video.

  53. King Mark111 /.\ November 12, 2015

    I need to hear this is the club or the car. I love thtone she’s rapping in, so new and fresh and S***! I feel the beat is doing a lil too much, this is why I want Tim on the best and not Mr. Happy Thief. I hear Milk Shake in the beginning of the video.
    With that said, LOVE the video!!!!!!! See Missy is/was Kanye BEFORE Kanye. She knows how to take if far, yet simple. I see why Her, Tim, Aaliyah, Gin, Staic were such a great team back in da day. All were lEADERS of the packs, never a follower.

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  56. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare November 12, 2015

    Come THRU Missy!!!!!!!!

    When I tell you she DID that $hit, she DID THAT!

    Ugh! I miss this level of creativity in mainstream music so much. Welcome back legend!

  57. @JanetCIARA_ November 12, 2015

    She served! Whether you like it or not, Missy will be Missy!

  58. eric November 12, 2015

    Individually, the concept pieces in the video are good, but it seems very random the way it’s all put together. Still better than most hip-hop videos though.

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  60. 8 November 12, 2015

    the video….. u cant compare it to any of her best ones
    the songs good
    but when u see pharrell isnt even in it- it shows how big of a f*** he gives.

  61. MisSLAY Elliott November 13, 2015

    Lmao the barbs are so pressed and jealous . The real queen is back to reclaim her throne #ByeNicki

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