Misdemeanor’s in the house! That’s right, Missy Elliott is back.
Three years after her last single release and seven years after the release of her last music video, Missy Elliott returned to the music world with her new video WTF (Where They From) Thursday.
Elliott created an Instagram account Wednesday to announce the news. “I can’t wait for the whole world to see my new video tomorrow. 9 am we bout to take off to another planet. u ready? LETSGO! #WTFMissy #FirstLook,” she captioned her photo with a still from the video. Watch it here!
According to E!, Elliott collaborated with Pharrell Williams on the song, and the video was directed by her longtime friend and director Dave Meyers. Meyers was responsible for directing or co-directing some of Elliott’s biggest hit videos including Get Ur Freak On, One Minute Man and Take Away/4 My People in 2001, 2002’s Work It, 2003’s Gossip Folk and Pass That Dutch, 2005’s Lose Control, 2006’s We Run This and 2008’s Ching-a-Ling/Shake Your Pom Pom.
In her futuristic video, Elliott appears covered in mirrors and features pop art with streetwear. Even marionettes make an appearance in the video.
A short snippet of WTF (Where They From) has been stirring up conversation since late October when ESPN started using it in NBA commercials. Well now the song is here. But what about the new album? Elliot has yet to announce a release date or title.
Unfortunately, Elliott has been missing from the scene for way too long. Earlier in the year, the rap extraordinaire joined Katy Perry on the Super Bowl stage at the Halftime Show and she reminded the world what she was made of.
Though she’s been out of the spotlight, she has still been behind the scenes. Her last solo single was the double release of Triple Threat and 9th Inning in 2012, which were both produced by Timbaland. And during that time, she was producing music for other artists in the business, including Janet Jackson.
Elliott also appeared on the ninth season of NBC’s The Voice this year. She served as an adviser for Team Pharrell.