Missy Elliott, 51, is turning heads on social media with fans comparing her latest look to City Girls rapper Yung Miami.
The Grammy-winning artist celebrated her nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week, although that’s not the only thing that has people talking. Elliott tweeted about her emotions, saying,
“I’ve cried my eyes out. I’ve always dreamed big, but this nomination is even bigger than I dreamed and I am so humbly grateful.”
I’ve cried my eyes out😭 I’ve always dreamed big but to be nominated for this is bigger than I dreamed & I am so Humbly Grateful to @rockhall & to all my fans who helped me get here to please vote https://t.co/xmHt8iCIuU pic.twitter.com/jawsGKENhZ
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 1, 2023
Fans Think Missy Elliott & Caresha Look Alike
One day after the Hall of Fame announcement, Missy celebrated with videos of herself flaunting outfit changes. Comments poured in from fans praising the singer, like, “she is aging backward,” and “you deserve to be celebrated sis, periodt!” But they also made one very specific comparison between Missy and another young rapper.
As the video began to reach more people on social media, fans started to compare the star’s new look to City Girls rapper Yung Miami, tagging her to the video.
“Missy Elliot?? I THOUGHT THIS WAS CARESHA”
Missy Elliot?? I THOUGHT THIS WAS CARESHA 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/g43YsZG2BU
— 🦄 (@TELFARMINAJ) February 2, 2023
Is it just me or does Skinny Missy looks like Yung Miami? pic.twitter.com/p7XVkPvHZQ
— Dracarys Johnson 🐉 (@_DomiJo) February 3, 2023
Missy and Caresha, 28, have actually collaborated in the past. In 2021, the Supa Dupa Fly rapper directed the official ‘Twekulator’ video for The City Girls. However, the Miami rapper has not yet commented on internet chatter from fans comparing her and Missy Elliott.
The City Girls dropped the official visual for their current hit single Twerkulator!! The ladies were out here serving looks in the Missy Elliott directed video 🔥🔥 Roommates, are you feeling it? pic.twitter.com/IuEGpxf2g5
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) July 7, 2021
Roomies, do YOU see the resemblance between Missy & Yung Miami?
So are you telling me that @MissyElliott and @YungMiami305 are not in fact related??? pic.twitter.com/YEVW3aaSxB
— 🔱🇧🇧Onèsiphorus el badman 🇧🇧🔱 (@Tall_YounGC) February 2, 2023
Missy, Lil Wayne & Dr. Dre Honored In Pre-Grammy Event
Adding to her eventful week, Missy joined the likes of Lil Wayne and Dr. Dre as they were honored for their musical achievements during a pre-Grammys event. The acts received a Global Impact Award.
Elliott’s emotional speech honoring Sylvia Rhone, a music executive and CEO of Epic Records, moved some members of the audience to tears, CBS reported. The four-time Grammy winner praised Rhone for seeing potential in her, despite her own doubts. Rhone, known as one of the most influential executives in the industry, made history in 1994 as the first-ever woman and only African American to hold the titles of chairman and CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group.