It’s been nine years since Missy Elliott last released an album, and by the looks of things, we’ll have to keep on waiting. The hip-hop icon recently explained why she’s been taking her time to release new music.

In a recent video chat with Yahoo!’s “The Yo Show,”, Missy makes it clear that there is no writer’s block holding up the creation process, but that she wants things to be “game changing” when she does finally make her return. Missy added,

“When I create something, it’s gotta be special and it can’t just be to throw something out there because I feel like I’m Missy,” said the 42-year-old rapper. “I gotta feel like what I’m giving the fans is 100 percent and that it’s game-changing. I don’t just throw out microwave records.”

In September 2012, we thought we were making gains after Missy released two Timbaland-produced singles in “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat”, but her 7th album, Block Party, has yet to see a release.

“Just being inspired by things is what I’m grabbing for because music is different now,” she explained. “Not to say that it’s bad, it’s just different now, so I’m just trying to make sure that what I give is 100 percent because I know that expectations is high from my fans and it’s high of myself.”

However, Missy did reassure fans that she is planning a comeback. “It’s coming. I just ain’t telling nobody when.”

Will Missy pull a Beyonce and surprise us? Check out her video chat below.