The Museum of Missy Brings You Into Missy Elliott’s Music Video Universe Right Before the 2019 VMAs


If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to step inside a Missy Elliott music video, now you have the chance.

Located at 632 Broadway in New York City, The Museum of Missy is a weekend-long pop-up exhibit presented by MTV and Pepsi in celebration of the Video Music Awards, which air Monday (Aug 26).

Elliott is this year’s Video Vanguard Award honoree. The award recognizes accomplishments in music and film, and the 48-year-old hip-hop icon will be the first female rapper Video Vanguard. Previous winners include Britney Spears, Beyoncé and legendary music video director (and longtime Elliott collaborator) Hype Williams.

Inside the interactive exhibit, patrons can get their pictures taken in front of a variety of Missy-themed backdrops, including a classroom reminiscent of “Gossip Folks” and an outer space set akin to the hte one constructed for “Sock It 2 Me.”

Attendees can also take a seat at the salon from “Work It,” where they can either get a “party nail” done or do it themselves (“If you a fly gal, get your nails done,” as Elliott spat in the Hot 100 hit).

Perhaps the most unique opportunity of the exhibit is getting to virtually try on the rapper’s iconic trash bag dress from “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).”

While tickets to the exhibit sold out within 60 seconds, those without tickets may be able to enter if they’re willing to wait in line, as Elliott encouraged Instagram followers to “try to roll up maybe they will let ppl in."

The Museum of Missy, located at 632 Broadway, is open to ticket holders on Saturday (Aug. 24) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday (Aug. 25) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 36th annual VMAs will air on MTV Monday, August 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.