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Missy Elliott Explains Why She Doesn't Do Anything 'Just to Fit In'

Missy Elliott Explains Why She Doesn't Do Anything 'Just to Fit In'

Missy Elliott looks so cool on the cover of Elle magazine’s June 2017 issue.

Here’s what the 45-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On publicity in the social media era: “One thing I won’t do is compromise. I will never do something based on what everybody else is telling me to do. And have to kick myself in the ass every night. Nah. I have to make sure that it’s right. I’ve been through so many stumbling blocks to build a legacy, so I wouldn’t want to do something just to fit in. Because I never fit in. So….”

On her iconic plastic bag suit in “The Rain”: “To me, the outfit was a way to mask my shyness behind all the chaos of the look. Although I am shy, I was never afraid to be a provocative woman. The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman. I knew I could have on a blow-up suit and still have people talking. It was bold and different. I’ve always seen myself as an innovator and a creative unlike any other.”

For more from Missy, visit Elle.com.

FYI: Missy is wearing Marc Jacobs on the cover.

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Credit: Mark Seliger/Elle
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