Missy Elliot, included into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliot just became the first female hip-hop artist included in the famous Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to an official announcement made on CBS This Morning.

The news was confirmed by Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers, who added that the legendary Missy Elliot is actually just the third rapper to be included.

“It’s amazing. To me, it’s important to have equality. I’ve written with a lot of women songwriters, but not nearly enough. That’s sort of my secret goal — I want to have more women songwriters,” he said.

The rapper shared the excitement of the news on Twitter, also congratulating the other inducted songwriters.

Elliot was described as “one of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history” who is a “groundbreaking solo superstar.”

Congratulations are in order, we’d say!