Hailing from Virginia, the two have joined musical forces on several occasions to put together a plethora of hits.
In a recent interview with Amazon Music for its Rap Rotation series, Missy painted a picture of her close-knit relationship with Timbaland, taking it back to the making of her iconic, Grammy-winning song “Work It.”
“I was so happy about my first verse and he was like, ‘That’s wack,’” Missy said. “I went in a second time, he like, ‘I mean, it’s all right,’ so by the fifth time is the verse that y’all hear, and he was like, ‘That’s what I’m talking about.’”
It’s all love between the two though, as Missy went on to describe their transparency with each other during the creative process.
“When I play something, he’ll most definitely be like, ‘No, you should do it like this’ and that’s always been us,” she said. “And he’ll play something and he’ll go through sounds and I’ll be like, ‘Oh that’s crazy’ or I’ll be like, ‘That’s super wack.’ And vice versa. And you know I think we trust each other because we’ve been knowing each other.”
Stream Missy’s latest album Iconology below.