Sporting a black dominatrix-style jumpsuit paired with blue hair, Missy Elliott is standing firm on her commandments when it comes to men, as depicted in her video for “DripDemeanor” featuring Sum1.
Viewers are transported into an alternate universe of Elliott’s high fashion and eccentric sensibilities. After that trip, a neon setting takes over where Missy and Sum1 sing and rap about love, sex and the rules that men have to follow in order to get both.
Missy never disappoints when it comes to her art but she assures fans that she wants to leave a deeper legacy than just her legendary work.
“Whenever God decides to call, I want to have that legacy of being able, not just music or videos that people thought were great,” she told Marie Claire. “Mary [J. Blige], Faith [Evans], Puff [Sean Combs], all of them taught me so many things. I want to be that person that people say, ‘Hey, Missy said she did it like this.’”
“I do want to make the generation behind feel like, don’t be afraid, because we are in a time where so many people can be artists. Now you can just post up, and if it gets to the right person, then it’s just viral,” she continued. “I want to be able to encourage those who don’t go viral….A lot of people out there that have 452 or 100 followers may be talented. I want them to not feel like they have to do what everybody else is doing to gain that attention. Just be you. It’s going to catch hold somewhere.”
Watch the video for “DripDemeanor” above.