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Missy Elliott is a trailblazer, who paved the way for women in music. During Billboard’s Women in Music 2015, which aired last night on Lifetime, the hip-hop icon received a fitting tribute from one of her closest friends, Ciara.

“Countless women in music today, including myself and many of the biggest names in music, are living in a world my friend and hero, Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott, helped to build, to create and to innovate,” said Ciara. “And so I could not be more thrilled to stand here and celebrate Missy as the innovator that she still is. The record shows that this creative force is one of the most influential rap artists and entertainers of all time.”

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