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Missy Elliott Shut Down The VMAs —That's It, That's The Post

"There can never be another YOU!"

Last night, Missy Misdemeanor Elliott took home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 Video Music Awards.

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With more than two decades in the music industry, Missy has remained a vital and influential source of creativity. Whether she's rapping, producing, songwriting, or dancing, you can always count on her to DE-LI-VER!

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The Virginia native is known for a lot of things, but there's something about her videos that sets her apart from the rest. Watching her visuals on-screen is an experience all its own, causing an immediate knee-jerk reaction to get up and dance.

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So, it was no surprise that as soon as Missy set foot on that VMA stage, fans knew they weren't only getting a performance, but a WHOLE PRODUCTION! Let's just call it optical ecstasy.

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I mean W O W! No comparisons needed, Missy is literally in a league of her own.

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But I'm not the only one in awe of Missy Elliott. Here's what people on Twitter were saying about the female phenom:

SHE SNATCHED WIGS, FELL FROM THE SKY, CHANGED THE WEATHER, CALLED IN ALIENS AND OFFERED ONE OF TAYLOR’S DRUMMERS AS TRIBUTE. #MissyElliott https://t.co/QHBJWiVrAR

The QUEEN @MissyElliott 🌍 VIRGINIA! You set so many minds free and have changed the world in the process. There can never be another YOU so we celebrate your continuous lifting of the creative bar. Continued blessings and favor. 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

Probably going to spend any free time today watching Missy Elliot and Lizzo clips from the VMA's last night

Give @MissyElliott all her things. Shoot, she can have some of mine, too! Give #Missy ALL the things! All of them! https://t.co/cvXku1aE2d

04:36 there’s a dude levitating up into an alien spaceship while Missy performing as a scarecrow in a cornfield🔥. Can’t believe Missy invented art direction in Hip Hop 🙏🏾😔 https://t.co/PutLcFGNNQ

I imagine what seeing women like Missy and Lizzo being celebrated would have done for my teenage chubby girl self esteem.

Missy Elliott. Sweet fancy Moses, this is epic. Man, I love @MissyElliott #VMAs2019

Missy Elliot was in a studio producing SWV when I met her back in the day! Dance all night y’all! Sets, dancing and production was on FIRE tonight! VMA Awards!

MISSY ELLIOT IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME PERIOD!!!!! https://t.co/datGI9EMJo

Missy Elliott also obviously has such a light-filled heart. She exudes love and generosity. One thing to be talented and a superstar at what you do,it's another thing to also embrace your peers, supporters and the young un's coming up with such openness and affection

missy elliot dedicating her award to the whole dance community i-

@MissyElliott fucking killed it at the #VMAs!! (Pt 1) I grew up listening to her CDs 💿 and she seriously was the shit hip-hop artist! I think I may have even “Got my Freak On” grinding to a couple diddy’s! 😉 Props on receiving the #VANGUARD award, Missy. You deserve it! 👏🏻🎤🎧

Missy Elliott is that bitch ... and that’s just the bottom line

I can’t stop watching @MissyElliott’s #VMAs performance. The transitions, the wardrobe, the choreography, and some inexplicable bits of Missy magic... the whole thing was 🤯🔥😭

She is one of the reasons I started dancing. A lot of times, dancers do get treated like they are just props on stage. But not with Missy. Her dancers are some of the hardest working & most bad ass dancers out there. Bless you @MissyElliott U R a legend. https://t.co/VSz7dTzqpt

Missy F-ING Elliott! Now THAT was most excellent! @vmas

I am still so emotional over this performance. One of the greatest visual artists of our time doing what she does best. Missy—and I can’t stress this enough—DESERVES. https://t.co/syEgVui3gh

At some point we all just have to accept that, Missy Elliot is a whole genre by herself. An icon! #VMAs

In tears watching Missy Elliot perform. That was one of BEST performances I’ve ever seen in my life. Omfg

Listen, professional dancers have it really hard in this business. A lot of y'all's favorite artists treat them like trash. But Missy is one of the few who treats them like human beings. So the fact that she shouted out the dance community is huge!

BET gotta do this Missy performance again but with Kim, Ciara, Ludacris, Trina and all the collabs...I’m bouta campaign for another tribute.

Missy Elliott invented music videos. It’s not up for debate. #VMAs 👑

Missy Elliott deserved the whole show! Shit was too short! #VMAs

Me after this Missy Elliott performance trying to recuperate: #VMAs

If you didn’t shake your butt to Missy’s WHOLE set, DID YOU EVEN WATCH IT #VMAS

MISSY SHOWING THE LESSERS HOW TO DO A FUCKING PERFORMANCE #VMAs

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