Missy Elliott is on the cover of the latest issue of ELLE magazine, where she has opened up about feeling like a “hip-hop Michelin woman.” She explained,
“To me, the outfit was a way to mask my shyness behind all the chaos of the look. Although I am shy, I was never afraid to be a provocative woman. The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman. I knew I could have on a blow-up suit and still have people talking. It was bold and different. I’ve always seen myself as an innovator and a creative unlike any other.” She went on to say, “One thing I won’t do is compromise. I will never do something based on what everybody else is telling me to do. And have to kick myself in the a** every night. Nah. I have to make sure that it’s right. I’ve been through so many stumbling blocks to build a legacy, so I wouldn’t want to do something just to fit in. Because I never fit in. So…”
Gotta love Missy!