A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Monday honoring four-time Grammy winning rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Missy Elliott.
Elliott became emotional at the ceremony, tearing up as she thanked all the people who helped make her career so successful – from her early collaborator Timbaland to her record label to all the pioneering female hip-hop artists who came before her.
“I’d come here 20-some years ago and just used to walk past all of thse stars and just imagine,” she said. “It’s just a blessing to dream big and it truly happened. I’m truly standing here.”
Ciara and Lizzo helped introduce Elliott at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce ceremony. Elliott’s star was placed outside the new location of Amoeba Music on Hollywood Boulevard. Other stars for other music personalities will also be placed outside the store, Ana Martinez, the Walk of Fame’s producer told City News Service.