US rapper, Missy Elliott has become the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The “Get Ur Freak On” artist made history Saturday.
The official announcement was made on “CBS This Morning,” which featured Hall of Fame Chairman Nile Rodgers. Elliott is also the third rapper to be inducted.
“It’s amazing. To me, it’s important to have equality. I’ve written with a lot of women songwriters, but not nearly enough. That’s sort of my secret goal — I want to have more women songwriters,” Rodgers said on air, adding that Elliott was “one of my favorite writers of all time.”
Elliott shared her excitement on Twitter by congratulating the other inducted songwriters, who are Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).
“I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted,” Elliot tweeted.
The Hall of Fame’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner is scheduled for June 13 in New York.