In 2004, E! aired True Hollywood Story: Missy Elliott. And now, on June 29th, 2011 at 10pm EST, VH1 will launch the new season of Behind the Music with an episode on Missy Elliott!! The episode will feature interviews with Missy's longtime friends and collaborators, including Timbaland, Ciara, and Mary J. Blige. Here's the blurb from VH1 on the episode:
Becoming the most successful female writer-producer-artist the hip hop world has ever seen was not easy for Missy Elliott. Born in Virginia, Missy was faced with the hardships of poverty at the age of eight. Surrounded by abuse and horror, Missy used her passion for music to escape from it all, landing a record deal at the age of 19 with DeVante Swing of Jodeci. For the first time, Missy breaks her silence about why she had to walk away from DeVante and her first group “Da Bassment.” Not letting her past bring her down, Missy surpassed her demons and rose to fame with her groundbreaking debut album “Supa Dupa Fly.” Working with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Diddy to Mariah Carey to Janet Jackson and with her daring lyrics, Missy Elliott was able to take over the hip hop world and become a millionaire by the age of 25. After years away from the spotlight, Missy Elliott is opening up publicly for the first time in this “Behind The Music."
The LA Times recently spoke with Brad Abramson, executive producer of Behind the Music, who had to say this about the Missy's episode: “Missy was great and very candid...She talked for the first time about her [near fatal bout with] Graves disease, which she’s been battling for the last few years, and spoke in detail about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.”
Be sure to tune in to/TiVo/DVR/PVR VH1 on June 29th at 10pm EST to catch, Missy Elliott: Behind the Music.