Missy Elliot remembers longtime friend and collaborator Magoo, who died this past weekend.
Missy penned a touching tribute on her Instagram remembering the Virginia legend. The heartwarming message was paired with a clip of her “Beep Me 911” music video which featured her late friend and 702.
She reflected on their memories together and the shock of his passing.
“These are the kind of post I don’t wish on any1,” Missy wrote first. At 1st I was in shock [and] the more I sit, the reality kicks in so many emotions. I remember when we 1st met as teenagers & you said, ‘Hey, my name Melvin,’ & I laughed so hard [and] I said, ‘Wait, you really talk like that?’ and you said, ‘Yuuuup’ & I kept laughing, & I said, ‘What you do?’ You said, ‘I rap’& you kicked 8 bars. & I said, ‘You remind me of Q-Tip,’ & you said, ‘He one of my favorite emcees,’ but your flow was VA. I loved it [and] from that day we became so cool.”
She went on to tell the story of how Magoo came up with her iconic moniker “misdemeanor”.
“You supported me from day [one] [and] you said, ‘I’m going to call you Misdemeanor because it’s a crime to have that many talents.’ So [for] those who don’t know, Magoo gave me the name Misdemeanor when we did this song ‘Beep Me 911’ [and] I asked Magoo to get on it. I played this verse over and over, [and] posting this is just heartbreaking. I am so lost for words,” she added.
Magoo’s Influence In The Industry
Magoo and Missy first crossed paths in the late 80s when he was a member of rap duo, Timbaland and Magoo, which later led to the Superfriends.
Timbaland and Ginuwine also took to Instagram to pay tribute to their late friend.
Magoo’s cause of death has yet to be revealed.