Missy Elliott Donates $20K After Earning Honorary Doctorate From HBCU Norfolk State University

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According to The Virginian Pilot, the Hip-Hop icon made a keynote lecture to a class of 400 students on December 10, whom she referred to as “innovators, visionaries, and leaders” over the weekend.

“I am proud of y’all, and y’all should be proud of y’all self,” Elliott said, according to Billboard. “I want you to look at each other and say, ‘You already won.’ Let ’em know! Ain’t no winning, you already the one. ‘Cause y’all coulda been doing anything else the last few years, y’all coulda been wildin’ out, but y’all decided to finish the course. And that’s major.”

The educational experience for the Virginia native was a full circle occasion.

Elliott revealed that she once played music in her automobile at the Historical Black College and University despite not being a student. She is now a four-time Grammy winner, proving that anything is possible.


Missy Elliott Receives Two Honors

Missy Elliott was also presented with the Presidential Commencement Medallion and an honorary doctorate, marking her second such achievement.

In 2019, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

“Two time Doctorate ‘Dr. Elliott’ I am so Grateful🙏🏾Thank you @Norfolkstate for having me today🙌🏾 To the Class Of 2022′ May your Journey be Successful/ Fearless/ Determined to be the BEST! Behold The Green & Gold,” Missy Elliot wrote on Twitter.

Missy Elliott Makes A Donation

Missy Elliott then concluded the ceremony by announcing that she will be presenting the university with a $20,000 check. She told the institution that her only request for her contribution was that it be directed to “the region of greatest need,” according to a school spokesperson, according to The Virginian Pilot.



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