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Missy plants a kiss on her Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance at 45th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2003.
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Elliott swings on a chandelier, literally, during her performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards at Lincoln Center.
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Elliott can’t contain her smile as she cradles her two Grammys at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
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Dressed in Asian-inspired garb, Missy performs for fans at the MTV Video Music Awards, Japan, in 2004.
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Elliott holds on tight to her American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop.
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Even that big ol’ bubble couldn’t hide the joy on Elliott’s face as she cradles her Grammy for Best Short-Form Music Video (“Lose Control”).
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Elliott flashes a smile on the red carpet before taking her seat at the 6th Annual BET Awards in 2006.
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Elliott gets her groove on during her performance at the 50th Grammy Award celebration concert tour presented by T-Mobile Sidekick in New York.
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Elliott takes the lead during her 2008 performance with the dancers of “America’s Best Dance Crew.”
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Elliott poses, in all-black, at the 2009 Grammy Award Salute to Industry Icons in Beverly HIlls.
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A slimmed-down Elliott does her thing on the floor during her 2008 performance at “Dancing with the Stars.”
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Elliott lets her hair down while attending a performance of the Broadway hit, RACE, last month.
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