Missy Elliott is known for her oddball, trippy videos and colorful rhymes, but says if she were a man, more people would know about the songs she’s written or produced for other acts, including Whitney Houston,Beyonce and Aaliyah.
“A lot of people don’t know a lot of records that I’ve written or produced, so that’s a highlight for me as a woman,” Elliott said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “I always said if a man would have done half the records that I’ve done we would know about it. But we don’t know all the records I’ve done for other artists.”
Elliott is one of the few female producers in pop music. She has also worked on songs forMary J. Blige, MC Lyte, Ciara, Ginuwine, TLC, SWV and Total. She’s getting some of her due credit at VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens, to air live Monday night (9 p.m. EDT) from David Geffen Hall in New York City, where she will be honored alongsideQueen Latifah, Lil Kim and Salt-N-Pepa.