News: Missy Elliott Freaks Off Dead Rumors, "I'm Done Addressing The Foolishness"
Monday, Nov 21, 2011 4:20PM
Rap star Missy Elliott has come forward to kill the rumors claiming she met her demise over the weekend.
Proving that she is alive, Missy took to Twitter to ensure that her presence was felt.
"I'm Great ppl 4 all who keep asking! Alive and well! Enjoy ya night tweeps!," she tweeted November 20th.
"@iLive4MISSY. Yea Sadly sum1 was that miserable to make up such a cruel rumor! It Makes me work harder make em mad!"
"@MKayMisdemeanor I'm done addressing the foolishness! IM ALIVE! God will deal with those who play about things like that!" (Missy Elliott's Twitter)
Along with Elliott, another rapper/singer Akon was also believed to have died over the weekend.
Fake death reports about Missy Elliott and fellow rapper Akon began circulating on the Internet on Sunday. The source of the fake death reports are said to be the same fake news Web site that has published the fake death of golfer Tiger Woods, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and other celebrities. (International Business Times)
A few moths ago, it was discovered that Missy suffers from Graves Disease.
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)
She later came forward to clarify her experiences dealing with her condition.
"There have been some inaccuracies reported in regards to my diagnosis with Grave's Disease, so I wanted to clear things up. I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease about three years ago but it really hasn't slowed me down at all. I rocked my performance on VH1 Hip Hop Honors' tribute to Timbaland last year. I've written and produced a bunch of Grammy-nominated, #1 hits for artists like Keyshia Cole, Monica and Jasmine Sullivan. I toured the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. And on top of all that, I'm working on my new album. I feel great. Under my doctor's supervision, I've been off medication for about a year and I'm completely managing the condition through diet and exercise." (Statement)
Check out a past Missy Elliott interview below: