Iconic rapper Missy Elliott donated $50,000 to help 26 residents at the Portsmouth Housing Society who were behind on their rent on a day that celebrated her achievements. The rapper, who has won 5 Grammys and is the only female Hall of Fame rapper, dedicates her success to her hometown's life lessons and faith, saying: "Thank you, VA! Where I was born taught me to drive, taught me faith, taught me humility and also taught me, 'Don't try me either.' But most of all taught me the blessings I get are not just for me but to bless someone else." She gave much credit to her late mother, Patricia Elliott, who instilled her attitude of giving back and sharing. Gov. Glenn Youngkin recognized Oct. 17, 2022 as Missy Elliott Day in Virginia

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