Ciara was proud to present Missy Elliott with the Innovator honor at this year’s Billboard Women in Music gala, held Friday in New York City. The singer praised the rapper for being so deserving of the honor.
“I can’t even find all the words to describe her, she’s a legend first and foremost, she’s paved the way for artists like myself and she’s always found a way to reinvent,” Ci Ci said of Missy. “Everything she does is unexpected, you never know what she’s going to do. She always throws a curve ball and it’s the perfect curve ball.”
Ciara adds that she’s in awe of Missy’s talents. “I haven’t seen any rap artist do the visuals that she’s done, and not just rap artists, because it’s more than that for her. The producer she is, the writer she is, the entertainer she is, I’ve been blessed I’ve had success with her and when we perform together she’s always thinking about something that you wouldn’t even think of, ” Ciara says. “[Missy is] just so ahead of the curve so she really deserves this award for her outstanding work she’s done over the years and her innovative work she’s done over the years”
The Billboard Women in Music gala will air on Lifetime December 18 at 8 p.m. ET.
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