Dotmusic.com reports that Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott has lost four stone (56 pounds), dramatically changing her once familiar figure. The hip-hop star debuts her svelte new appearance on the cover of her forthcoming single, ‘Work It’. Elliott has ignored media pressure to lose weight in the past, claiming that any efforts to trim down would be solely for heath reasons. She is said to suffer from both high blood pressure and migraines. As previously reported, Missy’s new album, ‘Under Construction’, is due for release in November and features contributions from Tweet, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Method Man and Beyonce Knowles amongst others.