On Monday night (Sept. 17), VH1 kicked off their annual Hip-Hop Honors ceremony and paid homage to the innovative works and influence prominent figures like Mariah Carey, Martin Lawrence and Hype Williams had on hip-hop culture in the '90s.
The channel tapped one of the most influential figures of era, Missy Elliott, as the event's opening performer. The singular MC performed her 1999 cut "She's A Bitch," channeling the same aesthetic used in the Williams-directed visual.
Elliott recreated her classic "She's a Bitch" video look for the performance, as she and her backup dancers were coated in black paint and all-black outfits, courtesy of Elliott's longtime stylist June Ambrose. Missy ripped through a rousing rendition of her classic cut, adding another iconic performance to her already lengthy resume.