Missy Elliott’s Diamond VMAs Necklace Is Missing — and There’s a Reward for the Person Who Finds It
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on August 29, 2019
Missy Elliot had a small “misdemeanor” with her accessories at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Two days after the superstar won the esteemed MTV Video Vanguard Award on Monday night, she revealed she lost one of the dazzling diamond necklaces she was wearing backstage. “Anyone found this necklace at the VMAs backstage or know anything about it there’s a reward,” the rapper wrote in an Instagram story with a close-up of her jewels, pointing out that the one MIA is the shorter of her multiple chains. It appears the singer may have been wearing it before her electrifying performance on stage. When she returned post-performance to accept her award she wore one long chain with a diamond “Iconic” pendant. Then hit up the star-studded afterparty with the same chain, and hoop earrings on, swapping out a few of her diamond rings for statement pieces. The 48-year-old performed a medley of her hits including “Past That Dutch,” Work It” and “Lose Control” and welcomed back a star from her “Work It” music video, Alyson Stoner, who first made a name for herself as a young dancer in the 2002 video.
Then Elliott a heart-felt “grateful” and “humbled” speech to accept the award, which she dedicated to the dancing community. Elliott has racked up seven Moon Person awards and has been nominated for 41 since the start of her career.