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Missy Elliott's 'I'm Better' Video is the Ultimate Friday Carry

Missy Elliott's 'I'm Better' Video is the Ultimate Friday Carry

Missy Elliott

Misdemeanor's back. 

Missy Elliott comes from an era when music videos weren't a throwaway piece of a single's rollout plan (See: "Million Reasons"), but a key opportunity to create something iconic. We'll never forget Misdemeanor's "Sock It 2 Me" video, where she battles an army of giant alien robots, or "She's a Bitch," where Elliott powers through choreo in the middle of a stormy black ocean.

Today, the rapper returned to shoot a much-needed bolt of energy through music, sharing her surprise "I'm Better" video--the ultimate Friday carry with sparse trap production, cameos from rapper/producer Lamb and lewks for days. The surprise came with an announcement that Elliott will also be releasing a documentary in 2017 about her career and "breaking the mold" of female hip-hop.

In "I'm Better," Elliott dons a jacket with giant feathered shoulders and a black bobbed wig that shields her eyes; in another scene, Elliott's dancers are suspended from red silks with towering head pieces, and in the last--most legendary--frame, the "WTF" emcee dances on the floor of a swimming pool, wearing a painfully relevant "Save the Humans" zip-up. And save us, she has--watch, below.

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