Missy Elliot Is Back With New Single, 'WTF,' Which Features Pharrell

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Missy Elliot is back after more than a decade since she released her last album and eight months since she killed it during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Fans have been waiting a long time for this moment and the wait was worth the results.

On Monday, Elliott premiered a snippet of WTF, her new single with Pharrell during Monday Night Football, as part of a commercial for the new NBA season.

According to BET, Elliott’s absence from the music world was a hiatus for both personal and health-related reasons. Diagnosed with Graves' Disease in 2008, Elliott said she was unable to create her best work and so decided to wait for the right moment.

"When I create something, it's gotta be special and it can't just be to throw something out there because I feel like I'm Missy," she said in an interview. "I gotta feel like what I'm giving fans is 100 percent and that it's game-changing. I don't just throw out microwave records."

In the 30-second clip, Missy can be heard rapping over the uptempo beat. Fans can hear more when the song arrives in its entirety on November 13.

Whatever the reasons for her absence, it's good to have Missy Elliott back!

Pam Wright