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2002        Missy Elliott

9.25/108 ratings

directed by:
Missy Elliott
Dave Meyers

The incredible video shows Missy Elliott and others dancing to her song. Missy dances in a dark fantasy playground in some scenes -- and is covered by (real!) bees in another. Timbaland and Tweet make cameos. The fast pace and good humor made this video Missy's most iconic.


Dirty rap
Old school hip hop

top lists:

Insider's Most Iconic Music Videos of All Time
Parade's Best Music Videos of All Time
VMA Video of the Year
VMA Video of the Year Nominee

Critics’ Takes:

“There are shots of Missy covered in bees and tributes to the late Aaliyah and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes spray-painted on the hoods of cars — it’s truly filled with striking visuals.” – Anjelica Oswald, Insider

“Since “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” and its legendary trash bag ensemble, Missy Elliott has been ahead of her time musically and aesthetically, making serious visual statements (see her slavery vignette here) in party anthems.” – Jessica Sager, Parade

Video description adapted from the Music Videos Wiki. This portion of the page is under the CC-BY-SA license.

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