Missy Elliot’s music has consistently been a staple in Black music history. From her unique flows and out-of-the-box music videos, she was the blueprint for a generation of hip-hop artists who wanted to create a name for themselves. As any legend should, the artist was recently recognized for her work. She made history on Wednesday as she became the first female rapper inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The rapper, singer, songwriter and producer’s career speaks for itself. With over 30 million records sold worldwide, she has won several awards, including five Grammys. In 2019, The MTV Video Music Awards honored Elliot with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Now with this new history-making recognition, Elliot’s accolades continue to prove her excellence cannot be questioned.

Elliot shared the news with her followers via social media writing that the win wasn’t just for her.

“I want to say this is HUGE not for just me but all my Sisters in HIPHOP this door is now OPEN to showcase the hard work & what many of us contribute to MUSIC,” she tweeted. “I have cried all morning because I am GRATEFUL thank you @rockhall & all on the committee & Supafriends.”

Missy Elliot has had many iconic moments throughout her career. All of which have played a part in her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. Here are some of her career highlights.

Missy Elliot’s Iconic And Unforgettable Moments

Missy Elliot’s debut on the scene was a historic moment in itself. Her music video for The Rain (Suepr Duper Fly) was completely out of this world. She caught everyone’s attention in a fish-eye lens video while in a look that resembled an inflated trash bag. Hype Williams, directed the first-of-its-kind music video.

She is also one of the best-selling female rappers worldwide. With about 30 million record sales throughout her career, she has created lanes for other female rappers to strive for greatness. She even is in the list of rappers with the most platinum-certified albums.

Missy Elliot’s work has not gone unnoticed. In 2019, her acceptance of the MTV VMAs Video Vanguard Award solidified just that. Throughout the entire performance, she paid homage to her previous videos like “Pass That Dutch,” “Gossip Folk” and even “Lose Control.” During that song she brought out the child dance prodigy she used for almost every video a the time, Alyson Stoner.