What Took So Long? Missy Elliott Is The First Female Rapper Nominated For The Songwriters Hall of Fame

by Krystal Franklin

November 8, 2018

Photo by Paras Griffin/WireImage

Let’s be real, this is long over-due. But alas, Missy Elliott has been nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a first for a female rapper.

If she wins, Missy will only be the third rapper inducted (Jermaine Dupri received the honor earlier this year alongside Kool & The Gang and JAY-Z took home the honor as the first rapper inducted in 2017). And just in case you didn’t know about Missy’s iconic writing history, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the greatest songs of the last 20 years she’s responsible for.

Missy’s longtime friend Mariah Carey is also been nominated. We’ll find out their fate on June 13, 2019.

TELL US: Who else is long overdue for an induction into the prestigious class?

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