Missy Elliott Explains Her Hiatus, In Illustrated Form

Missy Elliott Explains Her Hiatus, In Illustrated Form
Jena Ardell

Despite what the twitterverse thinks, Missy Elliott never really went M.I.A. She released two singles with Timbaland in 2012 and has been producing and writing songs with other artists like Faith Evans and Monica. Elliott's currently scheduled to appear on a remix of Jack Ü's (Diplo and Skrillex) dance hit "Take Ü There", so get ready to hear her... roar.

Since Elliott hasn't released a solo album in a decade, it's easy to forget this Grammy award-winning artist has collected a total of 166 awards and dropped five platinum albums (one reaching double-platinum status) during her career, but this year's NFL Super Bowl XLIX has placed Elliott back on her throne.

Billboard reported: "Industry sources suggest Elliott's catalog of songs could earn a sales increase of around 1,000 percent in the week ending Feb. 1, jumping to perhaps 70,000 (or more) downloads sold. That would be up from just 6,000 in the week ending Jan. 25, according to Nielsen Music."

"I think it's cool new kids think I'm a new artist," Elliott tweeted. "That goes to show you that I'm still on [fire] & will rip down stages 20 years later."

Here's what the artist has said about her hiatus. Quotation above via ebony.com.

Missy Elliott Explains Her Hiatus, In Illustrated Form
Jena Ardell

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Missy Elliott Explains Her Hiatus, In Illustrated Form
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Missy Elliott Explains Her Hiatus, In Illustrated Form
Jena Ardell

--via celebrity.yahoo.com

Missy Elliott Explains Her Hiatus, In Illustrated Form
Jena Ardell

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