Missy Elliott Talks Sexual Abuse on VH1′s New ‘Behind The Music’ Season
On June 29 Missy Elliott will be kicking off the new season of VH1′s “Behind The Music” documentary series. Her story is so powerful that the show’s producer says she candidly opened up about her life’s struggles.
“Missy was great and very candid,” said Brad Abramson, series executive producer. “She talked for the first time about her [near fatal bout with] Graves disease, which she’s been battling for the last few years, and spoke in detail about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.”
Deep! Other celebrities featured on this season’s show include Ricky Martin, Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Inglesias, Adam Lambert, and Miranda Lambert. Mary’s life story might be very emotional since she’s had a history with drug use and domestic violence, assuming that’s what the show will talk about in her episode. How sensitive can the network be while still maintaining their entertainment integrity to their audience?
Abramson said it’s a challenge to get artists to venture into the deeply personal subject matter. “We try to respect their privacy and the family’s privacy. They are telling their life stories, so it’s appropriate to include the highs and the lows. We work with their camp to make sure it’s told with dignity and respect,” he said.
Missy Elliott, Lil Kim Reunite on Monica’s First Single?
The last time Missy Elliott and Lil Kim united for a song it scored Keyshia Cole a platinum hit with “Let It Go” topping the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts and peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100. Could their magic do it again for Monica’s upcoming album New Life? She thinks so!
According to fan site MonicaSoul.com, Monica revealed that the lead single will be “surfacing in July and feature female emcees Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim.” The announcement was supposedly made last night during a performance at the LBLGP event in Long Beach, California.
As long as there isn’t another cat fight on Twitter about loyalty and friendship after doing a song together, I’m with it!
-Monique “Marvelous Mo” Balcarran | Email: News@Roc4Life.com
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