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Missy Elliot Explains Her Absence From Music (Video)

Posted By on June 23, 2011

      Once, a chart topping female rapper, Missy Elliot has came forward to explain her long hiatus from the music game in an upcoming espisode of VH!'s "Behind The Music" television show. Missy even talks about being sexually abused as a child.

According to Brad Abramson, executive producer for Missy's VH1 Behind the Music (premiering June 29) the visionary suffered from painful health problems. "Missy was great and very candid. She talked for the first time about her [near fatal bout with] Graves disease, which she's been battling for the last few years, and spoke in detail about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child." Missy opened up about her fight with the autoimmune disease even more saying: "You live with it the rest of your life. I couldn't write because my nervous system was so bad. I couldn't even use a pen." (VIBE)


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