Missy Elliott Reacts to Her Songwriting Hall of Fame Induction: ‘I Am So Humbly Grateful’

Missy Elliott, John Prine and Cat Stevens are among the many Songwriters Hall of Fame's proficient class of 2019 inductees, and the "Supa Dupa Fly" rapper is thrilled to be acknowledged for her lyrical prowess.

Both she and Prine took to social media to express their gratitude for his or her inductions, which had been introduced Saturday (Jan. 12) on CBS This Morning after which mentioned by the corridor's chairman, Nile Rodgers.

As the phase factors out, Elliott just isn't solely the only feminine artist to be inducted in 2019, however the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (and the third rapper altogether) since its inception in 1969.

Elliott's pleasure was palpable on Twitter, the place she shared her heartfelt thanks with a short, emoji-dotted message: "I need to CONGRATULATE all of the AMAZING songwriters who've been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame... additionally those that had been nominated as a result of their physique of labor is AMAZING."

"To me, it's vital to have equality," mentioned Rogers informed CBS This Morning's Anthony Mason with reference to Elliott's nomination. "I've written with quite a lot of girls songwriters, however not almost sufficient, and that's kind of like my secret purpose. That's why whenever you informed me Missy Elliott, I'm like, blown away -- she's one in every of my favourite writers of all time."

Country scribe Tom T. Hall, Eagles collaborator Jack Tempchin and pop and R&B producer and author Dallas Austin spherical out the group of honorees, which might be formally inducted at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 13.