Speaking on CBC Music’s The Strombo Show, Missy Eliott revealed that she and Prince made tentative plans to collaborate together but she lost the music he sent her when she moved house. Audio from the show isn't currently online but The Guardian reports Missy said that the pair first met in Los Angeles after she asked Prince if she could use a lookalike of him in her stage show. She told host George Stroumboulopoulos that she's trying to find the tapes. “He had sent me some stuff, music of his and I moved and I could never find that music,” she explained. “And yesterday I was sitting there saying, ‘I have to go to my house, in my storage space and find this music.”
Later in the interview, recorded in May, Missy praised the late "genius" and urged people to cherish their heroes while they're still alive. “When he entered the room, he was like a giant… I mean, I think everybody just pulled up and started looking to records and records and records and when you go, you always knew this was a genius, but when you really go and listen — you appreciate. And we really have to start appreciating these artists while they are still here and not just wait until these moments to recognise the genius and the greatness of what they’ve done for music."