Missy Elliott Covers the June Issue of ELLE Magazine

Posted on May 11, 2017

Missy Elliott covers the June 2017 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Mark Seliger and styled by Samira Nasr.

On the iconic plastic-bag suit in “The Rain”: “To me, the outfit was a way to mask my shyness behind all the chaos of the look. Although I am shy, I was never afraid to be a provocative woman. The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman. I knew I could have on a blow-up suit and still have people talking. It was bold and different. I’ve always seen myself as an innovator and a creative unlike any other.”

On publicity in the Twitter era: “One thing I won’t do is compromise. I will never do something based on what everybody else is telling me to do. And have to kick myself in the ass every night. Nah. I have to make sure that it’s right. I’ve been through so many stumbling blocks to build a legacy, so I wouldn’t want to do something just to fit in. Because I never fit in. So….”

 

 

Style Credits:
Cover: Track jacket by Marc Jacobs | Hat by Stephen Jones for Marc Jacobs | Earrings by Jennifer Fisher | Watch and Ring by Graff
Image: Jumpsuit by Versus Versace | Bucket Hat by Stephen Jones for Marc Jacobs | Sunglasses by Saint Laurent | Earrings by Lynn Ban

[Photo Credit: Mark Seliger/ELLE Magazine]

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