Missy Elliott took home Best Hip Hop Video at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night. She told the crowd upon accepting the award: “God. ( Cheers and applause) I’ve never gotten a moment, this is my first moment out of all the years I’ve been out here. So I came prepared. A long scroll this time. Thank you, thank you. First of all, I’d like to thank God for giving me the talent, and a creative mind and thank god that I have a lot of people that’s creative with me that understands Missy’s mind, because it takes a lot of hard work, you know, when you got certain things going on. But anyway. My mother, I thank you for all the love and support. MTV, I thank all the viewers, the fans. I thank y’all. I got my choreographer. I got Joe Ambrose, my stylist. Gloria, she’s not out here, but my makeup artist. And the one that do my hair, Gigi. I thank y’all for not dropping me. I thank y’all. Timberland, who does all my music, my whole click, and Michael Jackson, wait a minute, Michael and Janet and most of all, Dave Meyers, where are you, Dave? Dave, where are you? Dave Meyers, right there, director of ‘Work It’. And I dedicate this one right here to Aaliyah, we love you, we miss you. Thank you all.”
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