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Missy Elliott’s Verse on Michelle Obama’s All-Star ‘This Is For My Girls’ (Listen)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott speak on stage during the SXSW Keynote: Michelle Obama during 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott speak on stage during the SXSW Keynote: Michelle Obama during 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

*Michelle Obama is saluting women and girls with a new track featuring a number of famous voices.

“This Is For My Girls,” recorded in support of the Obamas’ Let Girls Learn initiative as well as the First Lady’s #62MillionGirls campaign, features Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Jadagrace, Chloe & Halle and a rap from Missy Elliott.

“This is for my ladies like soldiers, we stand up/ Remember when Tupac told us keep our head up/ And even when the times get rough, we get up,” raps Missy (who also participated in Michelle Obama’s SXSW keynote today, pictured above).

Listen to Missy’s verse below:

Described as a “global call-to-action,” the track was written by power ballad guru Diane Warren and is available for download on iTunes.

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