Missy Elliott was awarded the Black Women In Music Essence Award last night. Of course, when youre giving the award to someone Missys stature, the question arises who could possibly present it. Finding someone that has enough clout their own to pay proper respect to Missy is tough… But judging by Missys tearful reaction to the presenter, its safe to say that Essence nailed it.
The award was presented by Janet Jackson and Missy couldnt hold it together during her speech.
During the speech, Jackson called Missy one the most genuine people that I have ever known and had to stop to check on an emotional Elliott.
You bless us with your loving spirit and your smiling heart, she continued. So from one friend to another, thank you.”
Missy fessed up to breaking down in a post to her Instagram thanking Janet and Essence for the event. The star wrote: