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Missy Elliot Explains Extended Absence from Music


Atlantic RecordsIt’s hard to believe that nine years have passed since Missy Elliott released her last album, and now the rapper has decided to explain her absence from the industry.

In a video chat with Yahoo’s The Yo Show, Missy says it was necessary for her to take her time on her next disc. “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 Missy. “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.”

The rapper adds that she’s challenging herself creatively on her long-awaited seventh album, Block Party.

“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.”

So when will fans get new material?  Missy remains coy, saying only, “It’s coming. I just ain’t telling nobody when.”

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