Saturday, June 22, 2024

Rapper Missy Elliot Says Until Tonight Her Mother Never Saw Her Perform in the 26 Years of Her Career


Well, the Rock Hall induction show has ended finally after four hours and 20 minutes.

Producer Joel Gallen saved the best for last — with a plot twist.

Accepting her award in a gold suit and hat, the very cute rapper extraordinaire Missy Elliot made a startling admission from the stage.

“Until tonight,” she said, “my mother has never seen me perform.” You could hear people gasp and see them on TV mouthing “what???”

The reason? Missy didn’t want her mom to hear her X rated lyrics filled with four letter words and maybe coarse concepts about sex and personal hygiene.

But 26 years have passed since Missy burst onto the scene with her first album. How crazy is that? But mom — very elegant — looked thrilled about the whole night and very proud of her daughter. It was worth the wait!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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