Elliott last released an album in 2005 in the form of ‘The Cookbook’, and her last singles were a pair of iTunes-only releases in 2012.
More recently, Elliott has provided guest vocals on tracks by artists including Little Mix and Faith Evans, and signalled her comeback earlier this year with a headline set at Bestival and a Superbowl performance cameo alongside Katy Perry.
Elliot shared a snippet of her Pharrell collaboration – thought to be called ‘WTF (Where They From)’ – on ESPN’s Monday Night Football halftime show.
Pharrell Williams previously discussed working with Missy Elliott in an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Speaking about Elliott, Williams praised “the way her mind works”, saying: “Like we’re in the studio, and just the things that she says and thinks about. And like her video concepts. I didn’t know that all those video concepts were hers. I’m so proud of her.”