Missy Elliott is BACK!

The hip-hop maven joined Instagram on Wednesday to announce the video premiere for her latest song, “WTF (Where They From)” featuring Pharrell Williams, which you can watch above.

That’s right. Missy Elliott has finally joined the 21st century Instagram and, for the first time in 10 years, has gifted fans with a new music video. She leveraged her Instagram account, which she created yesterday, to announce the forthcoming release of WTF (Where They From), her Pharrell-produced single.

“I told y’all mother (ooh)! Y’all can’t stop me now.”

Excuse us for trying to get our freak on, but Misdemeanor is back in the house!

“I can’t wait for the whole world to see my new video tomorrow,” she wrote. “9am we bout to take off to another planet. U ready? Let’s go. #WTFMissy #FirstLook.”


Throughout the 90s all the way into the early 2000s, Missy Elliott cemented herself as one of music’s most eccentric and creative talents. After taking a hiatus, she re-emerged performing alongside Katy Perry at the 2015 Superbowl, breathing new life into her classic tracks.

Sure enough, the same rapper who made The Rain pop in all its Hefty trash bag glory dropped this gem at 9:02 this morning. We can only hope that it’s the precursor to her seventh studio album, which fans have been craving since her 2005 release of The Cookbook.

Apart from a guest appearane at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show with Katy Perry earlier this year, Missy Elliott’s been pretty quiet on the music scene as she revealed in 2011 that she was diagnosed with a hyperthyroid disorder known as Graves’ disease after she nearly crashed a car due to severe leg spasms. It left her with symptons so bad that she couldn’t even hold up a pen to write songs.

Well, we’re SO glad you’re back Missy! No if you excuse us, we’re going to get our freak on to WTF.


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