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Missy Elliott released her new music video for "Throw it Back", off her new album Iconology. The 48-year-old rapper/producer/songwriter described the album as "a collection of songs" in an Instagram post announcing the new project on Thursday.

"This year has been a tremendous year for me," she wrote in the caption. "I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you... let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I'm dropping a collection of new songs!"

Missy, who is the recipient of MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, is recognized for her catalogue of hits including "Get Ur Freak On," "I Can't Stand The Rain," and "Lose Control."

Missy will be presented the Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 26.

MTV chose to keep Jackson's name on the award despite the backlash from a HBO documentary in which Jackson's former friends accused him of misconduct.

Missy - Throw It Back

SR rated: 2/5 roses



  • ShelbyMoore
  • The Shy Cookie

    I love Missy but I dont like this song. But the video is creative and innovative and I wouldn't expect anything less from this legend.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    The GOAT

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller



    Hmm I like but her first release should've been something that slaps. Sequence is everything after a long time away

  • Rayne

    Still gorgeous but not my kinda music.

  • leapyearpisces

    Dear Missy,
    I have searched the internet up and down for several years trying to get a hold of "Let it Go Daddy" for when you were with Sista, but its like you all had it scrubbed from the internet, and NOBODY knows what I am talking about. I would love to get a hold of that, and an icon and creative mind you are.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Is it me or was she moving in slow motion or something. Anyway, the beat is cool. I can twerk to it in my room.

  • 1KimJones

    No thanks.

  • KarmaBackAround

    First of all, VA Stand up! Okayyyyyy! On the song, not the best from M.I.S.S but if nothin, her creativity on this video is on point as always!! Love me some missie.. this comes jus in time for her VMA tribute monday which will be epic!

  • Applebum

    She’s always been creative. I like how her ponytail spells out her name on the cover. And the jump rope with her hair lol. I’m over all these celebs. The economy is getting ready to collapse next year or so. They’re way better off than most of us. I see they’re aiming for the younger kids to become fans.

    Whenever I don’t hear Teyanna’s voice for awhile, when I actually do I be surprised how deep her voice is.

  • goat

    Could've used a better chorus

  • TheWildChild

    Almost clicked off @ the Teyana mark. ? Only acting I want to see her do, is The Dionne Warwick biopic. ????? Video set and scenery is nicely done "refreshing"...... but this song is like a ?bug in my ear. Not feeling it, loved her last single..."I'm Better" the remix.

  • Virgoqween

    Ahhh mess

  • sunni_daze

    I am a forever Missy fan.

  • TheWildChild

    I remember Sista' collaboration .... didn't she have a single title "Brand New" ?.....don't recall 'Let it Go Daddy'...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I love Missy... Work it will forever me in my playlist...

  • Kanyade


    to Missy on the MJ Vanguard award. She deserves. ??


    It’s starting to get weird that the music industry waited to acknowledge missy 20yrs after the fact. She is the only female rapper they recognize over and over again it’s weird.
    It’s just weird why don’t they acknowledge someone current while they are popping. Like Nicki ! They don’t even properly acknowledge Lil Kim of Foxy Brown or Eve. Salt and pepa or lauryn Hill smooth Charlie Baltimore .

  • KcoolMuziq

    Missy is in my TOP artist! She can do no wrong, She is a TRIPLE THREAT & more.
    A singer,dancer,rapper,producer,songwriter and also a BIG influence on Lizzo. I was glad to be able to tell Melissa that she reminds me of my favorite singer Teena Marie(r.i.p.) that I enjoyed on the panel of her reality show "The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott" a few years ago. Glad she has come through her illness and reunited with Timbo.

  • T Willis

    It’s a no for me?

  • leapyearpisces

    Yep, Brand New. Let it go was an interlude song on the CD and it was straight fiyah even by today''s standards. It was a chant song and then missy dropped an 8 count of straight BARZ!!!! IT was a song like a sorority could step to. I MISS THE 90''S AND EARLY 2000'S music. I knowta yall get tired of me saying that every other day. LOL.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I love Missy, the song and video. ? I miss her and Busta Rhymes with the nice videos.

  • TheWildChild

    Cool... I would like hear it ?....Missy is heard on the intro of their song " Hit U up" on Spotify.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Well DAYUM????

  • Real Eyes Realize Real Lies

    Saw it yesterday and ion know. I always feel hah energy. Maybe it'll grow on me. Plus Missy look different ;can't put my finger on it. It melts me in hah message to uplift. Love da passion, do you boo.

  • CookieMobster
  • Bree

    I like Missy, but not this particular song. The throwback theme was poppin!

  • sjames

    he needs to be the next recipient of the award

  • MsVAllDay

    I loved it, but wasn't enough booty poppin for a missy video. But I loveeee Missy!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I love Missy ...... sorry Missy I'm not watching the vmas I will catch on youtube .... best of luck!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    You are right. I'm here for it.

  • MsPam

    The dancers had energy but Missy didn’t/doesn’t.

  • Bam Bam Li

    Don't like the song at all, and I love most of Missy's music. The video was dope as usual though lol. But no, not into this song at all ?????

  • Let them eat cake

    love missy, hate the masculine suits.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    The problem here is that Missy was ahead of her time when she was younger. She was truly an innovator. Had her own style, beats, rhymes, and look. Unfortunately she, along with other aging entertainers try to do what the newer or younger generation is doing to fit in and it sounds awful. Missy is my girl. I actually own about 3 of her cds, so to hear her sound like the migos and whatever else is going on is disappointing, but I get it. As we age we come to grips with who we are, what we've become, didn't become, need to do, won't have time to do, or simply accept that things have changed or passed us by.....slowly. It takes time to accept the truth. And this is one of those cases, where Missy hasn't realized that SHE never fit in with what was going on in music, she was the one that made it go on by being different, unique, so this mimicking of another person's style is beneath her. But what is a girl to do when you no longer fit in like you used to and you no longer stand out like you used to. I guess come to grips with aging and retirement slowly. I couldn't get through the whole video and I was hyped to see it. I was rooting for her.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    This guy looks like he wears his underwear several days in a row. LOL!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I forgot what disease she has....maybe Lupus.... can't think of it now, but she has the same thing Wendy has that make their eyes bulge out. I would have to google it....

  • Prince Jarmajesty II

    She can throw this entire song back into the garbage

  • CookieMobster
  • rockstar2142

    Agreed. He was another one with innovative videos.

  • Lame Ass LA

    Hi Missy...which "God" are u thanking...u artists keep saying "God" when u give ur thanks....would be GREAT is u could mention the name of the "God" youre thanking....thanks

  • Strappyheels


    Welp, guess I won’t hit play..?????

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Love Missy!

    Glad to see her back, and after she shutdown the VMAS, this ok song, super creative music video, will shoot up the music charts!


    Iman’s Wife is a horrible actress

  • Facts and Receipts

    Their videos were similar in innovation bc were on same label. Same manager...Mona Scott Young. Yes LHH Mona. And Hype Williams did their videos

  • Facts and Receipts

    Me too. Trail blazers they were

  • JazzyBossyJen


  • Brown & Proud

    Her 1st album was and still is EVERYTHING. Pass the blunt, beep me 911, they dont wanna f*ck wit me, hit em wit the hee. So many dope tracks on there! I'm glad to see her back. This song here was not very good tho, I'm sad shes following trends instead of being the trend setter she was born to be. I really hope her and Timbaland make another album together, cause they truly create classics. The video was dope visually, but I'll admit I didnt watch the whole thing cause I wasnt feeling the music. Plus Teyana gets on my nerves. Bring back the 90s missy and shut this new school ish down mama. Throw it back aint it for me.

  • Brown & Proud

    Graves disease

  • more

    Extremely well said.......

  • Evillene

    There is only one God.

  • Lame Ass LA

    Whats the name of this "one God?"....cuz im curious if someone named "evillene" would worship Jesus, Jehovah or the other "god" to many....the "god" whose supposedly Evillene...$atan?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Thank you. I couldn't remember the name.

  • DC Ren’ee

    AWESOME ?Dr. Missy!

  • the guest

    BEAUTIFUL album cover. The styling and art direction are brilliant.

  • KLo

    that's one hot mess

  • KLo

    sounds horrible, chile.

  • rockstar2142

    Missy the real queen. Don’t let these others have you fooled.??

  • MRiGOThim

    Missy always gives you visuals and her videos be epic but the song is trash :P

  • DerbyCity??

    ?? Thank u Missy ? Love ur music ? Stay blessed ?? Keep blessing me with ur amazing artistry ? exceptionaly entertaining dance music videos and all around entertainer?? Congrats on the Vanguard Award ? Cant wait 2 watch ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Congrats Missy. I have always loved her and her music. And don't let Lose control come on, I gets my life ???

  • davine puddin

    She should have passee this song along to one of those Male mumble rappers and slightly change the lyrics to "girl throw it back" and saved this artistic video for a better I like when white djs mix Get your freak on with rock music

  • Dreamer

    Chile these people are so lost out here SMH

  • Kimocha

    Damn!... I love me some Missy and love the video, but very disappointed in the song... It's very ABC-ish. But nevertheless I'm glad she's getting this Icon Award bc she def deserves it... Congrats Missy!

  • Wreckognize Game


  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't like that song but the video is the ANSWER!

  • PetiteButterScotch

    I’m scared to watch the video. Are there lil girls gyrating and twerking?— if so I’m good. I dnt need anymore visuals trying to subliminally sensationlize sexualizing minors or teenagers....

  • Mariah Brown

    Teyana is NOT an actor at all...

  • Lady_Elle

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Missy Elliott!!!
    I loved the video... Missy is incredibly talented!

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Totally AGREE!

  • Nikkeisha Brooklyn Stewart

    Song is abit laid back but the video is fireeeee