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H.E.R. Discusses Her 'Whirlwind' Year & Calls Missy Elliott 'Timeless' at 2019 VMAs: Watch

H.E.R. caught up with Billboard’s Jordyn Rolling on the red carpet at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday (Aug. 26) to discuss her “perfect accessory” on the red carpet, why she has had a “whirlwind” year, and why she admires Missy Elliott so much.

Kicking off the conversation, H.E.R. introduces rolling to the ball python around her neck named Big Mama, explaining, “There’s a snake on my Valentino jumpsuit, so I felt like it was the perfect accessory.”

The singer also discusses her past year and how it feels to have been nominated for three VMA awards, calling the experience a “whirlwind.”

“It’s been amazing,” she explains. “It’s my first VMAs, so to be performing, to be nominated, it’s like a dream come true. I’m really, really excited to be here. I’m excited.”

In the interview, H.E.R. also opens up about her love of Missy Elliott, who was this year’s Vanguard Award recipient. Asked what the iconic artist means to her, she notes that she looks up to her uniqueness and the way that she goes against the grain.

“I definitely try to follow that path, that mold that she created for generations to come,” H.E.R. says. “Missy is timeless, and that’s what I strive to be. I love Missy. She be listening to my music, too, so I’m like, yes! So it’s really, really dope.”

You can check out the full video interview with H.E.R. above, and watch her VMAs performance of her new song “Anti” below.

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