Singer is unrecognisable following drastic weight loss


Missy Elliot has made her first public appearance since the summer and her new slimmer figure has hit headlines everywhere. 

The singer, songwriter and rapper performed at Alexander Wang’s H&M Collection launch in New York when she posted a photo to Twitter, writing: Just got off stage thank @ALEXANDERWANGNY and @hmusa for having me perform I enjoyed.”

Missy was diagnosed with Graves’ disease back in 2008, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, which in turn can affect metabolism. 

She spent much of 2008-2011 focusing on her health, speaking about the disease back in 2011, she said: “I feel great. Under my doctor’s supervision, I’ve been off medication for about a year and I’m completely managing the condition though diet and exercise.”