Portsmouth Virginia has renamed McLean Street to ‘Missy Elliott Boulevard”. Monday, 10/17/22, there was a pep rally, open to the public, at Manor High School where Missy Elliott graduated. After the pep rally there was a VIP reception at the Renaissance Hotel located in downtown Portsmouth.
“We’re beyond proud of Missy’s accomplishments and so thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her,” said City Manager Tonya Chapman in the release. “Missy’s trailblazing career is a testament that when you dream big, anything is possible.”
On Instagram, the five-time Grammy winner expressed her excitement about the street name and called herself “humbly grateful” to be from Portsmouth.
“I’m crying Tears of Joy,” Elliott wrote. “I have been BLESSED so much but this right here hits my heart differently.”
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