Missy Elliott working with Pharrell on new music

Rapper posts picture on Twitter of pair in the studio

Missy Elliott is working on new music with Pharrell Williams.

The rapper shared a picture of herself in the studio with the producer yesterday. It was accompanied with the caption: “VA! 2 up 2 down! Me & my fam @Pharrell hard at work”

Missy Elliott last released an album in 2005 in the form of ‘The Cookbook’. She recently hinted at a return to music, posting a photo of herself in the studio with producer Timbaland.

Timbaland produced the vast majority of Elliott’s back catalogue and now the pair look to be teaming up again. Posting an image to Twitter, the US songwriter wrote: “Me & @Timbaland bk 2 the drawing board studio dirty beats!”.

The news follows Missy Elliott’s surprise appearance at the Super Bowl earlier this month (February 1).

The rapper joined Katy Perry during the American Football extravaganza’s halftime show at the Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, performing a medley of her hits ‘Get Ur Freak On’, ‘Work It’ and ‘Lose Control’.

Such was the impact of her spot that Elliott’s album sales rose by 2,500 per cent, while the three singles she performed collectively enjoyed a 978 per cent jump, equating to 71,000 songs sold.