Missy Elliott has long been an advocate for rising Hip Hop superstars — and her latest defense is for the young rising rap superstars Flyana Boss, who have developed a social media following of their own.

Taking to Twitter on Friday (July 7), the Virginia legend responded to a critic who claimed that the “You Wish” rappers — who have become known for running through their videos while reciting lyrics to their songs — were becoming redundant with their marketing methodology. According to the “Supa Dupa Fly” rapper, the ladies are actually using a tried-and-true marketing method, and it works just fine.

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“This old school tactic — if you do a bunch of things you confuse the audience,” she said. “They don’t know who you are That’s why most successful artist have eras and for that era they consistently do the same style and sound so you build a particular fan base.”

She continued: “Example my 1st album I wore FingerWaves the entire time. My sound was a futuristic vibe even down to the way I danced it was a jerky move. But all the elements established the type of artist I was… you must be consistent when you are a new artist”

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The critic seemed to take Misdemeanor’s words to heart. “That’s all very true and if YOU say it, it’s definitely facts,” he replied. “Thank you for actually explaining it instead of tryna come for me like everybody else. Adore you, Missy!!!”

Check out the thread below.

Missy Elliott may be quick to defend up-and-comers and give them some leeway, but she’s definitely a perfectionist when it comes to her own work — as Timbaland recently revealed in an exclusive interview.

During his appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, Timbaland discussed his life, career, previous collaborations, and more. Eventually, the pair discussed Missy Elliott, a long-time collaborator of his.

Missy Elliott Stuns Fans With ‘Work It’ Easter Egg

Missy Elliott Stuns Fans With ‘Work It’ Easter Egg

Their relationship dates back to their late teens, and they have worked on several projects together, including Missy’s debut album, Supa Dupa Fly.

However, according to Tim, after the glow of success faded away, all that was left was the pressure to create the next hit. It was then, while creating Missy’s sophomore album, 1999’s Da Real World, that the producer revealed that she “put him through the wringer.”

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“Missy was like ‘ah this my sophomore album, we gotta beat what we did,’” he began.

He mentioned Missy being like a “drill sergeant” when it came to being in the studio. Tim even claims she would make him cycle through “100 beats” before selecting one.