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Signs that there’s a new Missy Elliott album on the way have been coming so rapidly that even fans whose hopes of getting a follow-up to The Cookbook have been repeatedly crushed over the past decade have reason to be hopeful. Following up a surprise appearance during Pharrell’s set at the BET Awards back in June, the two Virginia Beach natives have reunited in the studio this week, according to a photo Missy tweeted yesterday.

There have also been rumors of Missy reuniting with her longtime creative partner Timbaland. While there’s still no confirmation that she’s even working on a new album, if we see a photo of her with Da Brat, it’s all over.