Missy Elliott’s stock continues to rise after a high energy performance during halftime of this year’s Super Bowl.,
She spoke about her recent success in an radio interview and replies Young Thug’s comments in GQ regarding Jay Z being “too old” to rap.
Missy told the radio show host that although she’s been performing for over 20 years, leading up to Super Bowl night, she began to suffer from anxiety attacks. To calm her nerves on game day, she “prayed all the way to the stage.”
“I thank Katy” [Perry, with whom she performed during the Super Bowl halftime show, Missy says within the 16-minute phone call. “She could have picked any artist and it was big for her so, most artists would probably be like let me get somebody that’s on the top of the charts and make my joint go even higher.”
“She said that she was a fan of mine,” Elliott continues. “That meant a lot…We did a record together and I thought I was going to come out on the record we did together and she said, ‘I want you to do your records’ and I’m like ‘Wow.’ She said to me, ‘God got you here for a reason.”
Days after Missy’s triumphant return, each of the songs she performed during the halftime show – “Work It”, “Get Your Freak On” and “Lose Control” – began to sell more on iTunes.
Additionally, since the “Supa Dupa Fly” rapper hasn’t released a studio album in nearly 10 years, many younger fans perceived her to be a new artist.
“I’ve been getting a lot of [tour] offers,” Missy said. “I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do next.”