Yesterday’s Super Bowl came with lots of surprises for the millions of viewers watching. The biggest surprise was quite arguably the appearance of Missy Elliot during Katy Perry’s Halftime performance. Although word had leaked about the performance days before the Super Bowl XLIX spectacular, the 43-year-old rap icon was given a bigger Super Bowl platform than anyone could have expected. Elliot performed two songs alongside Perry and one song by herself while the pop star changed outfits for her finale.
Performing her hits “Get Ur Freak On”, “Work It” and “Lose Control” Missy took the crowd by storm, introducing some of her biggest hits to a new generation of fans. Watching the 2000’s star getting her due in 2015 on the biggest stage in the world, with (momentarily) nary a pop superstar in sight, was unexpectedly thrilling. A beloved music star who will probably never be selected to perform at the Super Bowl on her own was nevertheless given an opportunity to shine on her own merits, thanks to a very famous fan and a wealth of hits that still don’t sound dated.
Since her performance last night, Missy exploded on the iTunes albums and singles charts and increased on Spotify streams 676%! It feels good to see this breed of artist get their just due in thebworld today!!! Great job Missy!!!