Missy Elliott Makes History as the First Female Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Jan. 12 proves the hustle is worth it. The Grammy Award-winning artist made history as the first female rapper and third rapper ever to receive the honor, following Jermaine Dupri's nomination last year and JAY-Z's in 2017.

Elliott shared her excited reaction to the news with Twitter followers on Saturday:

Fans of Elliott can reference her extensive list of solo hits, including "Get Ur Freak On," "Work It," and "Lose Control," but her songwriting on well-known tracks like Ciara's "1, 2 Step" is just as admirable. The Hall of Fame called Elliott a "groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering songwriter-producer, and across-the-board cultural icon" and dubbed her one of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history. We have to agree — this is so well-deserved. Congrats to one Supa Dupa Fly lady!