Missy Elliott A Later Arriver To AMAs, But Still A Winner

won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, but arrived late prompting Nick Cannon and to accept the award on her behalf. After a commercial break, Missy magically showed up, and host Jimmy Kimmel had a conversation with the rapper about what happened. Read on for a transcript.

Jimmy: Thank you very much. We just had a little situation here where
missy elliott won an award only she was not here to accept it because something
— actually, missy come out and tell us what happened. Missy elliott, everybody.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Missy: Oh, man. This is my first one.

Jimmy: Welcome back from Iraq I see you brought a soldier with you.
What happened to you? Why were you late?

Missy: Somebody stole my limo. But I’m here now. But thank you y’all.
I thank you so much.

Jimmy: Someone stole the limousine from your home?

Missy: From the hotel.

Jimmy: Oh, from the hotel.

Jimmy: Did they steal the driver with it? No.

Missy: No, the driver came back.

Jimmy: I see. You need a ride home after the show?

Missy: Yeah, i need a ride home. Could somebody get me back to the hotel,

[ Cheers and applause ]

Jimmy: Well, what i use, i have one of those clubs i keep on the wheel
and it protects it. I’ll give you this but i hope you are able to hold
on to it.

Missy: Yes.

Jimmy: In fact, I’ll give this to him. Congratulations. Is there anyone
you would like to thank?

Missy: I would like to thank god for giveing me the talents and strength
to make it in this industry.

[ Cheers and applause ] I would like to thank my mother first of all
for putting up with me, writing on the walls and all that. I thank you,
mommy. I love you. All my fans, i love y’all, i thank y’all.

[ Cheers and applause ] And the amas, dick clark, i thank you so much.
Radio, who play my records, video, you know, who play me on tv. All y’all,
I thank you y’all. Without y’all there wouldn’t be no me. I love y’all.
Thank you.

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