The legendary Missy “Misdemeanor’ Elliott is nothing short of perfection in her first cover spread for ELLE June 2017. Photographed by Mark Seliger, the rap icon is styling and profiling in pieces from Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter 2017 collection.
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Initially leaked by the designer himself, Missy puts her best fashion foot forward while rocking long tresses paired with dramatic spider eyelashes and a shimmery face beat. Inside, she takes us down memory lane wth thoughts on her iconic plastic bag suit in “The Rain” music video and publicity in the social media era.
On her iconic plastic bag suit in “The Rain” music video:
“The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman. I knew I could have a blow-up suit and still have people talking. It was bold and different. I’ve always seen myself as an innovator and a creative unlike any other.”
On publicity in the social media era:
“One thing I won’t do is compromise. I will never do something based on what everybody else is telling me to do. And have to kick myself in the ass every night. Nah. I have to make sure that it’s right. I’ve been through so many stumbling blocks to build a legacy, so I wouldn’t want to do something just to fit in. Because I never fit in. So….”