There was a stretch there from the early ’90s to the mid-aughts where Missy Elliot’s fingerprints were on everything that came out of your speakers, to the point that you could almost take her ear for [fire emoji] hooks and her singular oddball vision for granted. Then she went away on an extended (and well-earned) hiatus and we all stated to sort of getting annoyed and antsy, like, “Where Missy at?” We needed her, but I don’t think we really knew it – like really, really knew — until she popped up to do some fan service with Katy Perry at the Super Bowl halftime show.
I didn’t even realize that halfway through watching this video I’d reflexively put Missy’s brand new track “WTF” on my Spotify running playlist. It just sorta happened, because that’s where Missy is always supposed to be. Welcome back, Misdemeanor.