Missy Elliott Talks Publicity In The Social Media Era: “One Thing I Won’t Do Is Compromise”

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Missy Elliott is looking pretty dope decked out in Marc Jacobs on the June 2017 issue of Elle magazine.

Check out what the famed hip-hop entertainer shared with the fashion publication below:

On her now famous black plastic bag suit in “The Rain” music video: “To me, the outfit was a way to mask my shyness behind all the chaos of the look. Although I am shy, I was never afraid to be a provocative woman. The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman. I knew I could have on 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 this current 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….”

Images: Mark Seliger for Elle

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