Missy Elliott Responds to Busta Rhymes Saluting Her in Touching Tribute: 'Brought Tears to My Eyes'

The "Luxury Life" rapper put Elliott in her feelings.

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Busta Rhymes honored his eccentric sister-in-rhyme, Missy Elliott, in a recent Instagram video.

Just weeks after Elliott was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rhymes affectionately dubbed the artist his "twin" in a video recorded during the European leg of 50 Cent's Final Lap tour. We'd be remiss to mention that Rhymes has an intro and outro on Elliott's landmark debut LP Supa Dupa Fly.

"This is an appreciation post, a congratulatory post and an incredible acknowledgment and I think is absolutely necessary to be made right now,” Busta began in the video, posted by Elliott. “I had to make the time to really big up my sister Missy Misdemeanor Elliott."

The 51-year-old continued by giving props to the Virginia native, citing her impact as a hip-hop icon.

“You are brilliant, you are an icon, you are a source of one of my greatest inspirations. It’s beautiful that you have pulled from me as a source for great inspiration as well,” he continued. “We pull from each other so much that’s why we call each other twin. There ain’t enough words that could truly describe how proud of you I am. How happy for you I am.”

Rhymes also tied Elliott's Rock Hall honor to Hip-Hop 50, calling the 4-time Grammy-winner "one of the most incredible representations of the culture in the most forward-thinking way."

Elliott, in turn, appreciated Rhymes' heartfelt message, returning the tribute with admiration for the "Touch It" emcee.

“@bustarhymes this post brought tears to my eyes the fact that you even took the time out of your schedule to do this I am honoured,” she wrote in her Instagram caption.

“I’ve learned so much from you visually & musically and knowledge I remember my first album I asked you to be on it I was so scared you would say Nah ma you not hot enough but you said YES & you have always supported & protected me since that day!” she continued.

Rhymes isn't the only rapper that Elliott has esteemed as of late. In her Rock Hall acceptance speech, Elliott gave props to fellow female rappers like MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa, Roxanne Shanté, Monie Love and Queen Latifah, the latter who introduced Elliott to the Barclays Center stage.

The ceremony is now available to stream on Disney+.

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