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When VH1’s Behind the Music returns for it’s 14th season next month singer Missy Elliott will be the first artist to be profiled for viewers.  As far as I know this will be the the most informative up close and personal interview that Missy has ever done.  She talks about suffering from child abuse and using the negative things from her childhood in Portsmouth Virginia to become a positive and productive member of society.

This season of Behind The Music will also feature Ice Cube, Adam Lambert, Mary J Blige, and more

Behind The Music: Missy Elliott Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 10 PM ET/PT

Becoming the most successful female writer-producer-artist the hip hop world has ever seen was not easy for Missy Elliott. Born in Virginia, Missy was faced with the hardships of poverty at the age of eight. Surrounded by abuse and horror, Missy used her passion for music to escape from it all, landing a record deal at the age of 19 with DeVante Swing of Jodeci. For the first time, Missy breaks her silence about why she had to walk away from DeVante and her first group “Da Bassment.” Not letting her past bring her down, Missy surpassed her demons and rose to fame with her groundbreaking debut album Supa Dupa Fly. Working with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Diddy to Mariah Carey to Janet Jackson and with her daring lyrics, Missy Elliott was able to take over the hip hop world and become a millionaire by the age of 25. After years away from the spotlight, Missy Elliott is opening up publicly for the first time in this Behind The Music. Viewers will watch as Missy talks about her near-fatal battle with Graves disease, address rumors about her weight and opens up about being sexually molested as a young child, a subject she rarely discusses. Catch interviews with Timbaland, Ciara and Mary J. Blige as they contribute personal stories about the gifted Missy Elliott who changed the face of hip hop music forever.