10 Ways Missy Elliott Changed The Game

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Missy Elliot at Lilith Fair

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The Trash Bag

You’ll find that I reference that “Behind The Music” episode quite often. That is because it was so informative. As Missy’s career was on the rise, she was also writing for other artists, including little Raven-Symone. She penned a rhyme for her hit song “That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of.” But when it came time to shoot the music video, Missy wasn’t asked to participate because record executives told her she didn’t fit “the look” for the video.

After she got over the hurt, she decided that she was going to always be herself, even outrageously so, to show them that she could make it anyway. Which is what she did in her first video “I Can’t Stand The Rain” by wearing that trash bag looking jumpsuit.

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