By popular demand (Side note: Will all you loyal Missy Elliott fans who dropped this in my inbox also please send an email to the Super Bowl people begging them to make Stacey Q the star of their halftime show, PLEASE) here’s Missy Elliott’s first music video in 7 long years. Missy took a break from the game to be treated for Graves’ disease and is now back with WTF (Where They From), the first single off of her new album. The video for WTF has glitter lips, the smooth rat Pharrell Williams, hot moves, air-humping marionettes and Segway hoverboard action.
If I watched this video a few weeks ago, I would’ve eye rolled after seeing Missy on one of those douche boards, but I’ve grown to love them and appreciate them. I knew that the handlebar-less Segway was a gift to humanity when I watched a dude eat concrete while trying to ride one down the sidewalk. Watching a ho fall is pure entertainment and those hoverboard Segways are taking it to the next level, so we should all embrace it. But I digress…
Here’s Missy letting tricks know that they can go ahead and exit the stage since she’s back:
And my favorite part of the video is when Missy becomes a human Maru and gets into a box and gives it good. (That’s not a euphemism, this time.)
The next time you move and finish unpacking all of the boxes, turn on this song, jump in with your friends and bust out some box-o-graphy. (I know, I’m acting like everyone unpacks in one day and it doesn’t take us all 6 years to unpack. I just keep everything in a box so it’s ready for the next time I move. No, that’s not called “being a lazy bitch,” it’s called being, “SMART!“)