is an American rapper, dancer, and record producer.
Elliott embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV.
In later years, she feared no one would take her seriously, because she was always the class clown. She enjoyed school for the friendships she formed though she had little interest in school work.
She would later get well above average marks on intelligence tests, At fourteen, Elliott's mother decided to end the situation; she fled with her daughter under the guise of taking a joyride on a local bus.
Missy also appeared in LSG's song "All the Time" with Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Faith Evans, and Coko in 1997 on Levert Sweat Gill classic album.
The same year, she rapped in "Keys To My House" with old friends group Le Vert.
All 20-plus members of the Swing Mob—among them future stars such as Ginuwine, Playa, and Tweet she also contributed, credited and uncredited, to the Jodeci albums Diary of a Mad Band (1993) and The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995).