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Missy Elliott Reacts to Her Songwriters Corridor of Fame Induction: ‘I Am So Humbly Grateful’

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Missy Elliott, John Prine and Cat Stevens are among the many Songwriters Corridor of Fame’s proficient class of 2019 inductees, and the “Supa Dupa Fly” rapper is thrilled to be acknowledged for her lyrical prowess.

Each she and Prine took to social media to categorical their gratitude for his or her inductions, which had been introduced Saturday (Jan. 12) on CBS This Morning after which mentioned by the corridor’s chairman, Nile Rodgers.

Because the section factors out, Elliott is just not solely the only feminine artist to be inducted in 2019, however the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Corridor of Fame (and the third rapper altogether) since its inception in 1969.

Elliott’s pleasure was palpable on Twitter, the place she shared her heartfelt thanks with a quick, emoji-dotted message: “I wish to CONGRATULATE all of the AMAZING songwriters who’ve been inducted into the 2019 Track Writers Corridor of Fame… additionally those that had been nominated as a result of their physique of labor is AMAZING.”

“To me, it is vital to have equality,” stated Rogers informed CBS This Morning‘s Anthony Mason with regard to Elliott’s nomination. “I’ve written with plenty of ladies songwriters, however not almost sufficient, and that is type of like my secret purpose. That is why whenever you informed me Missy Elliott, I am like, blown away — she’s one in all my favourite writers of all time.”

Nation scribe Tom T. Corridor, Eagles collaborator Jack Tempchin and pop and R&B producer and author Dallas Austin spherical out the group of honorees, which might be formally inducted at New York’s Marriott Marquis Lodge on June 13.

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