Missy Elliott has officially been nominated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
She is the first female rapper to be nominated, and went on social media to express how she feels.
“I’ve cried my eyes out,” Missy tweeted. “I’ve always dreamed big but to be nominated for this is bigger than I dreamed and I am so Humbly Grateful to @rockhall and to all my fans who helped me get here to please vote.”
Missy Elliott joins The Spinners, A Tribe Called Quest, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, and many more artists. This year is also her first year of eligibility. Billboard reports explains the artist eligibility status. “The artist’s first commercial release must have come out at least 25 years before the nomination year.”
The inductees will officially be revealed in May and the ceremony will take place in the fall. John Sykes, the chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement, “This remarkable list of nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates.”
He continued, “These artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”
Congratulations to Missy and all of the other nominees.