Missy Elliott Becomes The First Female Rapper Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: Missy Elliott performs onstage during day 1 of FYF Fest 2017 on July 21, 2017 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF)

The Associated Press reports that Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Elliott has penned songs for musicians like Ciara, Janet Jackson, and the late singer’s Whitney Houston and Aaliyah. She would become the third rapper accepted into the organization if inducted, joining Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.

Following the news, Elliott tweeted Wednesday, “I am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers. Congratulations to all of them also.”

Other nominees include Mariah Carey and Dallas Austin.

Only six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be inducted into the organization. Those who are chosen will be inducted at the 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York on June 13, 2019.

#CongratulationsMissyElliott #WellDeserved

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