Missy Elliott is set to be honored in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia with a street named Missy Elliott Boulevard.
“I am forever GRATEFUL,” said Elliott on Twitter of the special honor.
The decision was made after the local city council approved a citizen’s request to name a street after the rapper on Aug. 9. Lifelong Elliott fan and Portsmouth resident Erin Carter put in the proposal to rename the street after the four-time Grammy-winning rapper, to not only attract visitors to the growing entertainment district, but also honor the artist.
“It’s time for her hometown to honor her accomplishments as a music icon,” said Carter to a local newspaper. “It will be a testament [of] our city greatness that Portsmouth was the place that launched her career.”