Following the release of her two new singles, “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat”, Virginia rapper Missy Elliott has been making the rounds lately in the media and most recently appeared on an episode of MTV’s Rap Fix Live yesterday (September 19). Missy addressed a number of topics during her interview with Sway including Aaliyah, creating an all-female music tour, and her stance on the past beef between rappers Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.
While speaking on Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim, Missy revealed that what it all boils down to is respect. The rapper went on to state that two artists can not like one another, but should still remain respectful.
“I mean that situation I felt divided us. I’ve never met Nicki, like I said she’s out there hustling, you can’t be mad at that. Lil’ Kim is my sister. I’ve known her for years and I never turn my back on her, but there’s enough room for everybody,” Missy explained. “I wanna see everybody, everybody, get it. You know what I’m saying? I just love to see women just have their own. And you watch the guys do it all the time…The simplest word that I can say is respect. You don’t have to like somebody, respect. That’s it.”
Prior to speaking on respect among artists, Missy answered a viewer question in regards to there not being any shows featuring solely female rappers and shared that she’s been wanting to do something similar for quite some time now.
“I have been wanting to do that for some years and so it’s funny that she said that,” the rapper revealed. “Listen, if we can get it done I’ll open up. I don’t care. Like I’ll go on at 6:30. I would love to see that. I would think it would be epic, totally. I don’t care who it is, let’s just rock and roll. It’s enough for everybody.”
During her interview on Rap Fix Live, Missy also offered up the names of the artists she’d love to work with and among them were both Andree 3000 and Lauryn Hill.