Missy Elliott has finally made her long-awaited return to the stage, and has performed her huge track WTF (Where They From) for the first time ever. Performing alongside guest artist Pharrell Williams, the pair blew the audience away during last night’s finale of NBC’s The Voice, and further cemented both their reputations as two of the most innovative and exciting artists in… well, ever!
Williams, who is actually a judge on the show, joined Elliott and a huge group of dancers for a real-life reenactment of their incredible film clip. Complete with train turnstyles and carriages, the actual puppets from the clip and THAT mirrorball suit, Missy lead her troupe fearlessly through their high energy performance.
If the release of WTF (Where They From) didn’t herald her return just enough, this performance definitely did. Aside from a brief appearance during Katy Perry‘s Superbowl Half-Time show, it’s been a long and quiet 10 years from Missy Elliott. However, she has now well and truly broken her silence, and in doing so, released one of the biggest tracks of this year. Coinciding with its release, Elliott also gave a raw interview with Billboard, and whilst she covered reasons for her notable departure from the music biz (including severe anxiety), one can’t help but feel extremely excited that she is a) releasing music again and b) seemingly gearing up for something really, really good. 2016 has never looked better now with Missy Elliott back in the picture.