The oddly titled '- Missy'

MISSY ‘MISDEMEANOR’ ELLIOTT has collaborated with WU-TANG CLAN’s METHOD MAN, REDMAN and JAY-Z on her new album, ‘- MISSY’, due for release in the spring.

Her third solo release sees Elliott team up with regular collaborator Timbaland, as well as Def Jam rapper Ludacris and Ginuwine.

The album will be preceded by a single, ‘Get Ur Freak On’, which is already receiving airplay on US radio stations, on April 16.

It is hoped that Elliott will tour the UK in support of ‘- Missy’, since despite the acclaim awarded to her previous albums, ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ and ‘Da Real World’, she has never appeared live in the UK.

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