Missy Elliott Killed It At The VH1 Hip Hop Honors

The throwback performance reminds us why Missy is, and always will be, a legend.

Missy Elliott Killed It At The VH1 Hip Hop Honors Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for VH1  

On Sunday night, the legendary Missy Elliott kicked of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers, reinforcing the fact that she is and always will be one of the most influential women in hip hop. No, one of the most influential women period. In all black from her head to her toes, the queen of Afrofuturism and out-of-this-world ensembles performed “She’s a Bitch” dripping with her familiar swagger. The hit ‘90s song was the debut single on her second album, Da Real World, released back in 1999.

Suited up in a black trench coat with jewels on her face, Missy's performance mirrored the visuals of the Hype Williams-directed video that accompanied the single when it was first released. The video, which cost over a whopping $2 million to produce, is still one of the most expensive music videos of all time.

This song and her performance in so many ways represents the best of the ‘90s: from Timbaland’s thudding production to the accompanying Hype Williams' music video. Not to mention Missy's supa dupa fly dance moves. Nearly 20 years later, Missy continues to empower women, reclaiming would-be insults and stepping over the haters in style. Watch the full performance below.

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Missy Elliott Killed It At The VH1 Hip Hop Honors