Missy Elliot has been making a comeback lately. From new music to performances, she is most definitely t making her way back to the top. During a recent interview, Missy talks about the big influences that Hip Hop has. During the interview, she spoke about how Diddy has a really big impact on Hip Hop.

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Missy says that Diddy has a way of blending Hip-Hop with R&B which we know is a fact. She then started to talk about the time Diddy convinced her to start rapping. Missy’s plan was originally to be a writer and a producer. It wasn’t until Diddy asked her to record on Gina Thompson’s “The Things You Do” record that she stepped outside of the box. She relived that moment with Diddy by saying,

“I wanted to have a label, And just have artists. And do writing and producing. And I happened to be in the studio one day with Faith Evans. And I was working with her. And he came over and he was like ‘Yo money, you still rap?’ And I’m like ‘Kinda’…And he said ‘I got this record that I want you to hop on.’ And I was so nervous. Cause you gotta think, Bad Boy was on fire. You got Biggie on your roster. You got Total. Faith Evans. Every hot person ever.
So, I said ‘Can you please just let me do it by myself?’ Cause I’ve never recorded in front of anybody,” she added. “Not even Tim…He came out like ‘Yo money, what the fuck did you say? Hee-hee-hee-how. What kind of shit is that?’ And little did I know that was gonna be the tagline every time…I don’t think Puffy even knows what he did for Hip Hop. Cause he intertwined Hip Hop and R&B. And he made it so that people weren’t intimidated.”

Missy then began to speak about her relationship with music sensation Pharell. She says they linked up last year around the time of the super bowl.

“He’s always studied music, and a sincere love of the Hip Hop culture. And so, when we did ‘On & On,’ he was the one that came up with the melody. And made it cool where it didn’t feel dated. I worked very closely with Tim. Tim is one of those people that I always thought got me. But I said ‘If it would be anybody else that I would work with as a producer, it would be P.’ Cause that’s the only other person that I think could get me…Before the Super Bowl, P hit me about doing the BET Hip Hop Awards with him. Then P hit me like ‘So, what you doing? I wanna get in with you.’ And who says ‘I’m busy. I’m booked.”

Well one things for sure, Missy was right, Diddy definitely has paved a big walkway for the Hip-Hop world.

Source: HipHopDx