Returning to her hometown is a local legend in the person of Missy Elliott! She was given a key to the city and was recognized by the mayor of Portsmouth on Monday with a street renaming ceremony.
“I love y’all, thank you for supporting me always,” said the Portsmouth femcee.
The legendary hip-hop artist had a big day on Monday! She even considered her past while conveying a message to her younger self.
“I would tell the little Missy to keep going just like she did. It’s obstacles it’s up and downs but you know faith and belief in God got me here today,” said Missy.
Even throughout the occasion on Monday, Missy experienced emotionally overwhelming moments. Missy Elliott granted an exclusive one-on-one interview to News 3.
“I have accomplished many things and won many awards but this trumps all when you get the love from your hometown,” said Missy.
The band members were obviously working it, as hundreds of fans, officials, and Missy’s family visited Manor High School, where she received her diploma in 1990. Governor Glenn Youngkin surprised her with an unique present, and Mayor Shannon Glover of Portsmouth even handed her a key to the city. A section of McLean Street was renamed Missy Elliott Boulevard as part of the city’s tribute to Missy.