Almost three years ago, Missy Elliott sent a tweet to a then under-the-radar artist whose music she admired and told her that "she was going to blow up."
Fast forward to this week and H.E.R. has been nominated for 10 Grammys, won two and is now starring with the rap legend in a new Pepsi commercial that will debut for the Super Bowl.
"When Pepsi reached out and said we want to have you on the Super Bowl commercial and the other person would be H.E.R. I was like, 'Oh my God, this is major'" Elliott said.
Elliott first heard of the "Best Part" singer from a friend who had her debut album on repeat. Elliott thought the record was "hot" and "immediately started Googling her," but couldn't find much information beyond her mixtape.
"It made me fall in love with her music," Elliott told The Associated Press in a recent phone interview. "I didn't get into what she looked like, what she said, what she had on, it was just the lyrics More