While Missy Elliott has blessed fans with the occasional tune in recent years, the woman who once had everyone singing backwards has been noticeably absent from the stage. In fact, her last solo concert in the U.S. came nearly a decade ago, in 2008.
But with the announcement of the lineup for Los Angeles’ FYF Fest, Missy will once again grace the stage as a solo act.
Both Missy and Icelandic chanteuse Björk will serve as the headlining acts on July 21, the first day of the weekend-long music festival.
News of Missy’s scheduled performance comes well over two years after she rocked the stage alongside pop star Katy Perry at the 2015 Super Bowl. The gig served as somewhat of a comeback for Missy, who took a hiatus from music and who hasn’t released a studio album since 2005’s The Cookbook.
Although Missy, who has been hard at work on her new documentary, will more than likely run through classics like “Work It” and “Get Ur Freak On” during her FYF Fest gig, she does have some new tunes in the arsenal, including “I’m Better.”
Released at the top of this year, “I’m Better” peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is still regularly promoted on Missy’s IG profile thanks to the inspiration of its dance-heavy visuals.
#ImBetter BIG UP @taylor_thatdancer I don't see how I missed this one but I saw it & had to post because Taylor hunnnnty u MERKED DAT with a passion girl????sometimes keeping it simple & creative & feeling the music & finding dope pockets can be just as impactful???? ayyye??& YOU DID DAT??@ijcode I'll post your part later today or tomorrow cuz u kilt it to Sir??? song #Imbetter ft Lamb FULL VIDEO to #imbetter in the link up top??????
FYF Fest takes place from July 21 to July 23 at Los Angeles’ Exposition Park.
Check out the flyer for the festival below.