Latest Missy Elliott News

With "Eve," Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate

Sep. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These...

Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

Sep. 9, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y."; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock 'n' roll was born because of a black, queer woman ; and a stunning collection of clothes...

TV viewership down, social media up for VMAs

Aug. 28, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn't halt the shrinkage of MTV's television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can. The show was seen by 4.9 million viewers live on Monday across 12 different Viacom-owned networks, the Nielsen company said. That's...

Elliott recalls crazy moments it took to make iconic videos

Aug. 28, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After celebrating her two-decade-plus career at the MTV Video Music Awards with a performance featuring a slew of her hits, Missy Elliott knew she did a great job when the first text she received after the performance was from another musical icon and longtime friend: Janet Jackson. "She...

Missy Elliott honored at MTV VMAs; Swift wins top prize

Aug. 27, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, "You Need to Calm Down." Elliott earned...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 27, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT LIES AHEAD FOLLOWING OPIOID JUDGMENT Oklahoma's $572 million ruling against Johnson & Johnson will likely be followed by more trials and legal settlements. 2. IN MISSISSIPPI, CATHOLIC ABUSE CASES...

Winners of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Aug. 26, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Winners of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey: — Video of the year: Taylor Swift, "You Need to Calm Down" — Artist of the year: Ariana Grande — Song of the year: Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old...

The Latest: MTV VMAs, in Jersey for the 1st time, flaunt it

Aug. 26, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards, being held Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (all times local): 11 p.m. If viewers didn't know the MTV VMAs were being held in Newark, New Jersey for the first time, the performers and presenters and the host Sebastian...

Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Bad Bunny to perform at VMAs

Aug. 13, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes are set to perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Rosalia will also hit the stage at the Aug. 26 event, taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ariana Grande and...

Lil Nas X's viral song sets more records on Billboard charts

Aug. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of "Old Town Road." The song that beat out Mariah Carey and "Despacito" to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on Billboard's Hot...