"When I create something, it's gotta be special..." says Missy.
Although Missy Elliott hasn't graced the world with a new album in nearly nine years, she is considered to be one music's most unique and game-changing female rapper-producers.
According to the LA Times, Elliott recently opened up on Yahoo's "The Yo Show" about her hiatus from music and revealed that fans might have to hold tight a little longer before she drops another album.
"When I create something, it's gotta be special and it can't just be to throw something out there because I feel like I'm Missy," she explained to Michael Yo via video chat. "I gotta feel like what I'm giving fans is 100% and that it's game-changing. I don't just throw out microwave records."
Her last album The Cookbook was Elliott's last full-length project. In the meantime, she has lent her production skills and guest MC'd on singles from Monica, Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan, Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia.
There were a few teasers for her would-be seventh LP Block Party, including "Ching-a-ling" and "Shake Your Pom Pom" but no album ever materialized. She also released singles in collaboration with Timbaland in 2012 but still held back on the release of a proper album.
There is still no set date but the "Lose Control" rapper assures fans that there will be a comeback eventually. "I just ain't telling nobody when," she says.