God I’m going to miss the Obamas

This is a bit long, but “Single Ladies” and the Missy Elliott bit are pure gold:


How this took me all day to notice, I do not understand.

That outfit.

God, I love you, Missy Elliott.

#ATOZCHALLENGE, Sunday Supplement 3: Missy Elliott

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0Artist: Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
Best Album: This Is Not a Test
Best Song: Get Ur Freak On

Why I’m Writing About This Artist: Because, ridiculously, of Katy Perry and the Super Bowl.  Because discovering that Missy Elliott had been part of the Super Bowl halftime show made me regret not watching the Super Bowl.  Because that third video down there is staged, but is still how everyone who was listening to hiphop in the mid-to-late nineties reacted upon learning that Missy Elliott was in the Super Bowl.

“Wait.  Is that–”

“No way.”

“That’s Missy Elliott.”

“No fucking way.  God does not love me that much.”

“That’s Missy Fucking Elliott.”

And then, all at once, everyone in America yelled the same word at the same time:


We done forgot, y’all.  Never again.

(Do not sleep on the video for The Rain.  Yes that is a motherfucking trash bag she’s wearing.  And she rocks it.  Because she’s Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, and don’t you ever forget it again.)

(Also: there’s a fun little visual reference to Ol’ Dirty Bastard during the Super Bowl clip.  See if you can find it.)

Have a video!:

(YouTube link of the halftime show went bad on me.  Click here.)

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