The list of accomplishments and awards earned by Missy Elliott during her career could go on forever. However her most recent honor, Billboard’s “Innovator” Award, seemed to have touched the legendary emcee more than any in the past. After being presented the award by Ciara, Missy Elliot gave an emotional acceptance speech in which she thanked everyone from, Pharrell and Timbaland to her late friend Aaliyah and all the female artists that helped pave the way for her. Check out the full speech below.