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Missy Elliott coming to Portsmouth to celebrate 'Missy Elliott Boulevard'

Vice Mayor De'Andre Barnes announced Wednesday that the music legend will return to her hometown to celebrate "Missy Elliott Boulevard."

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Award-winning musician and Portsmouth native Missy Elliott will visit her hometown this fall to celebrate "Missy Elliott Boulevard."

Back in August, Portsmouth City Council voted unanimously to change a street name in honor of the music legend.

On September 7, Elliott tweeted her gratitude about the change, saying "I have been BLESSED so much but this right here hits my heart differently."

Vice Mayor De'Andre Barnes announced Wednesday that Elliott will return to the 757 to celebrate the new street name.

Barnes said some special guests will join Elliott, and there will also be a parade in her honor.

"This is going to be a big event, and more details will come soon. It’s free and open to the public, so make sure you come out and celebrate Portsmouth’s own, Missy Elliott," Barnes said.

The city announced that the parade will begin at 2 p.m. on October 17, and Elliott will be presented with the Key to the City.

"We're beyond proud of Missy's accomplishments and so thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her right here in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia," City Manager Tonya Chapman said. "Missy's trailblazing career is a testament that when you dream big, anything is possible. We're excited to celebrate and rename this street in her honor."

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