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Inquiring Minds Still Want to Know ‘is Missy Elliott Gay?’

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Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola performs onstage during the at Louisiana Superdome on July 05, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
(July 4, 2019 – Source: Getty Images North America

*MTV announced yesterday that Missy Elliott will be receiving the Video Vanguard Award at this year’s 2019 Video Music Awards. But as the 48-year-old hip-hop icon gears up to receive the honor, millennial fans are curious about her sexuality, which has been a burning question for years.

As noted by distractify.com, it’s unclear if Missy Elliott is gay, as she doesn’t speak publicly about her romantic life/sexuality. What we do know is that she has never been married and has no children — but she does want to be a mother.

“I most definitely want kids, but I’ll probably adopt kids,” she said in a 2008 interview with PEOPLE. “I don’t know if I can take that kind of pain [of labor]. Maybe in the year 2020 you could just pop a baby out and it’d be fine. But right now I’d rather just adopt.”

When it comes to the lesbian rumors, Elliot was once linked to model Eva Marcelle, but “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, who is now married to Michael Sterling, said on Bravo that she has never dated Missy. 

“Let me clear this all the way up. I’ve never dated women, I never dated Missy, I never dated any of these people, they’re my friends.”

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Back in 2011, Missy was also rumored to be dating singer Keri Hilson.

“Girl, it amazes me how we never worked 2gether and barely know each other but they make up a full out lie! Smh!” Missy wrote to her on Twitter at the time.

Keri replied: “Lies!! How do those ppl sleep at night? I love & respect Missy & her work, but we’ve never worked & I’ve prolly seen her 5 times in my life!”

Meanwhile, when it comes to the Video Vanguard Award, the website’s description for Missy’s award reads:

“Missy Elliott is a groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering producer, songwriter, singer, rapper, and cultural icon who has transformed the global music scene. The five-time GRAMMY® Award winner has achieved unprecedented success and sold over 30 million records worldwide.”

“Known for her classic hit singles “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “WTF (Where They From),” Elliott leads the field in innovation, creativity and influence on other artists. Earlier this year, she was the first female hip-hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame,” the description states.

And here’s what Missy herself had to say about the honor:

“I am Humbly Grateful to be receiving the MichaelJacksonVideoVanguard Award,” Missy wrote on Twitter following the announcement. “I Thank my FANS ‘Supafriends’ who fought diligently to see this day come @KidFury @crissles who rooted for years 4 me. I am crying happy tears. Thank you God @MTV @vmas am SO HUMBLED.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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