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Missy Elliott Blew Our Damn Minds At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

She's a bitch—and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Missy Elliott was back in full force at VH1 Hip Hop Honors, where she performed “She’s A Bitch” to a crowd that was on its feet for the duration.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-producer opened the show by emerging from a pool of water sporting the same freaky black-vinyl costume she donned for the song’s 1999 music video.

This year’s ceremony honored “The ‘90s Game Changers” in hip hop, including Mariah Carey, Hype Williams and Jermaine Dupri. (Elliott was feted at last year’s Hip Hop Honors, “All Hail the Queens.”)

Hosted by Girls Trip actor Regina Hall, the show also saw Carey perform her 1997 hit “Honey,” with assist from Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, The Lox and Mase.

Introduced by Kelly Rowland, Lil’ Kim joined Mobb Deep’s Havoc and Fabolous in a remix of “Quiet Storm” that paid tribute to paid tribute to Prodigy, who passed away in June.

The special also included tributes to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as Pharrell, there to introduce honoree Hype Williams, addressing injustice and bigotry in America.

“Don’t think because they’re coming at the African-Americans and the Jewish community and the Hispanics, that it can’t be you, too. Just because you look like them, they’re using you,” he said, referencing the recent rise in white nationalism. “You should understand ’they’ can change their minds: It might not be about black, white, big, skinny or small. It could be about facial features. It might be about hair color. Don’t act like they didn’t do that before.”