Missy Elliott is a legend and one of the greatest even if she never makes another record.
But, despite making history, becoming one of the most beloved artists of our generation and oozing talent, she still feels pressure. And not just putting out new music pressure. It was, haven't put out an album in 10 years pressure.
"Oh the pressure was definitely more! When me and Tim put out those records ["9th Inning and "Triple Threat"], you know, we just put them out, that's why we never put a video out," she told i-D. But this time the pressure was really on because I knew I had shot a video so now it wasn't just about, 'Are they gonna like the record'. I knew that people know me for my videos and so the expectation from those who grew up on my music was high. My goodness. I swear to God, I felt like I sweated out my tracks the night before the video dropped! My weave was messed up waiting for this video to come out!"
The rapper, songwriter and producer talked about her Superbowl performance, working in the studio with Pharrell and her excitement for her forthcoming album.