Missy Elliott has been tapped as the face of Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2016 campaign. This comes just one day after VH1 announced that the legendary rapper, singer and producer will be honored at this year’s Hip-Hop Honors ceremony, alongside Queen Latifah and other influential women in the genre. Her lyrics have also been chosen to appear on Sprite cans for the summer.

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“From the moment I heard The Rain back in 1997, I was entranced by the genius rhythms and brilliant rhymes of Missy Elliott,” Jacobs says. “Missy’s music has kept me and my design team happily energized through countless weekdays, weeknights and weekends during those long hours of sketching, fitting, styling and doing looks.”

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TRUTH! Check out his full post below, along with Missy’s response.

MISSY, Supa Dupa Fly From the moment I heard, The Rain, back in 1997, I was entranced by the genius rhythms and brilliant rhymes of Missy Elliott. Missy’s music has kept me and my design team happily energized through countless weekdays, weeknights and weekends during those long hours of sketching, fitting, styling and doing looks. In addition to the boundless energy of her music are the visually pulsating and wildly cartoon-like music videos she made in collaboration with the talented and visionary, Hype Williams. I am in continued awe of Missy’s ability to push the boundaries of the style of music both to the eye and to the ear. It was a dream of mine to work with her and I'm happy to share this portrait by David Sims for our Fall '16 campaign.

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