Missy Elliott Remakes Her Own Classic Music Videos After Finding The Original Outfits

The video had fans of her classic work delighted.

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Missy Elliott has as iconic of a legacy in hip-hop as anyone. While much of that has to do with her rhymes, it also extends to her music videos. Her bizarre and unflinching style made for some of the most unique visuals of her era and dozens of artists have cited her works as influence over their own videos. One person whose aware of just how iconic her works are is Missy herself. So when she recently stumbled upon the original outfits from some of her iconic works, Missy took the chance to recreate them.

"Yooooo so I found all my ORIGINAL outfits I wore in some of my most ICONIC videos & I decided to see what I would look like in these fits in the year 2024 so I wanted to show yall me in the ORIGINAL clothes" she captioned a sleek video of herself trying on numerous outfits. She also provided specific citations as to which videos the looks are from. "“The Rain” 27 YEARS AGO, “Hotboyz” 25 YEARS AGO, “Sock it To Me” 27 YEARS AGO, “Beep Me 911” 26 YEARS AGO, “Gossip Folk” 22 YEARS AGO" she types. She also concluded the post with a positive message about how far she's come since wearing most of those fits. "I went back in time WOW😱🔥Heavenly Father I thank you! I’ve come along way!" her caption concludes. Check out the fantastic video below.

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Missy Elliott Sporting Some Of Her Classic Looks

Late last month, Missy Elliott made a memorable appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors. She joined Rapsody, MC Lyte, and Monie Love in a series of performances meant to pay tribute to Queen Latifah. Latifah was being honored by the Kennedy Center for her years of contributions to rap music and popular culture as a whole.

What do you think of Missy Elliott recreating some of her classic music video looks? What's your favorite Missy Elliott music video of all time? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.