Good things might come in small packages, but Missy Elliott gave back to her assistant with a major, thoughtful present.
The 49-year-old superstar is one of the best-selling female rappers in Nielsen history, with more than 30 million records in the United States alone. But when her assistant recently opened up her latest package, thinking it was another box of record plaques, she was in for a real treat.
“My assistant thought she was opening my box of record plaques to hang up but it wasn’t,” Missy explained on Twitter Wednesday (June 9). “long story short she lost her mom a few years ago & her son had no pictures with his grandma at this age so I gave her this oil painting simply because She’s AMAZING.”
Her assistant, teary-eyed and in shock, took off her face mask at the sight of her family portrait and whispered, “That’s my mama,” before marveling at its every detail, from her son and mother’s glasses to the Nike T-shirt Missy bought her son, to her mom’s eyebrows.
“Thank you. Awww, this is so thoughtful,” Missy’s assistant said while crying.
See the heartwarming video of Missy Elliott’s surprise below.