Listen to Missy Elliott's Verse on Michelle Obama's All-Star Anthem 'This Is For My Girls'

Missy Elliott photographed on Nov. 6, 2015 at Root Drive-In Studio in New York City.
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Missy Elliott photographed on Nov. 6, 2015 at Root Drive-In Studio in New York City.

Michelle Obama saluted all female go-getters in her new all-star anthem "This Is For My Girls" featuring Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Jadagrace and Chloe & Halle. The track is described as a "global call-to-action" in support of the Obamas' Let Girls Learn initiative as well as the First Lady's #62MillionGirls campaign, targeted towards helping young ladies around the world complete their education. 

"This Is For My Girls" also features an uplifting sixteen from rapper Missy Elliott. The recent Billboard cover star, "This is for my ladies like soldiers, we stand up/ Remember when Tupac told us keep our head up/ And even when the times get rough, we get up." 

Misdemeanor also tweeted, "I am grateful to be apart of this movement with @FLOTUS." 

Michelle Obama Taps Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae & More on 'This Is for My Girls'

Diane Warren, who penned the girl power anthem, recalled to Billboard how the song came together. "It happened so fast -- literally Kelly Clarkson was singing her part in Nashville while we were almost mastering it," she said. "So we dropped her vocals in. It was that crazy."

Elliott will also participate in Michelle Obama's SXSW keynote later today (March 16). "This Is For My Girls" is available for download on iTunes. Tune into her verse on the super collabo below. 


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