Missy fans, rejoice! And prepare to get ur long-delayed freak on this weekend.
After largely keeping out of the limelight for the last seven years, Missy Elliott has announced that she will release two new singles this weekend.
The tracks, “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” mark Elliott’s first solo releases since 2005’s Gold-certified The Cookbook.
In the interim, Elliott has toured, collaborated with the likes of J. Cole and Demi Lovato, and recorded her own Behind the Music with VH1 — but for the most part she has retreated significantly from her prior public stature.
(Last year, she told People magazine that her absence was due to an ongoing battle with Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.)
The two singles are from her upcoming record, still tentatively titled Block Party and pushed back from its original 2008 and June 2012 release dates. Elliott previewed “Triple Threat” in April at a performance with longtime collaborator Timbaland.