Rapper and producer Missy Elliott is mourning the loss of her dear collaborator and close friend, Magoo. The passing of Magoo occurred over the weekend in Virginia, leaving Missy Elliott with a heavy heart. In an Instagram post on Monday (August 14), the artist shared her heartfelt reflections on their shared history.
Missy Elliott expressed her sorrow in a poignant Instagram post, stating, “These are the kind of post I don’t wish on any,” She went on to recount their initial meeting during their teenage years, saying, “at 1st I was in shock and the more I sit the reality kicks in so many emotions. I remember when we 1st met as teenagers & you said hey my name Melvin & I laughed so hard & I said wait you really talk like that? and you said yuuuup & I kept laughing & I said what you do you said I rap & you kicked 8 bars & I said you remind me of Qtip & you said he one of my favorite emcees but your flow was VA I loved it!”
The relationship between Missy Elliott and Magoo continued to flourish from that day onward. She recounted, “From that day we became so cool you supported me from day 1 & you said I’m going to call you Misdemeanor because it’s a crime to have that many talents,” she wrote. “So those who don’t know Magoo gave me the name Misdemeanor. When we did this song Beep Me 911 & I asked Magoo to get on it & I played this verse over and over & posting this is just heartbreaking I am so lost for words…”
This heartfelt tribute by Missy Elliott encapsulates the depth of their relationship and the impact Magoo had on her life and career. As friends, collaborators, and partners in creativity, their journey together will continue to resonate within the music industry and beyond.