Missy Elliott Is Literal Work Art Her Eye Poppingcool Offvideo
Leave it to Missy Elliott to get your ass up during quarantine for a neon-tinged, twerk-friendly dance party.
After returning with the fittingly titled Iconology last year — which marked her first new project in over a decade — Missy is reintroducing fans to one of that EP's most fun tracks, 'Cool Off,' with another must-see visual. In it, she springs to life as various pieces of art in a museum-turned-nightclub. She kicks things off as a statue dipped in bronze (metallic face paint included), before cycling through more predictably eye-catching outfits, including, of course, a bright neon tracksuit. At one point, she bobs and tilts like a Weeble doll while shouting for her dancers to go ''round like a ceiling fan' — a move that will hopefully inspire a fresh TikTok trend or two.
Teyana Taylor even makes an appearance at the end, reprising her role as the museum guide from the ' DripDemeanor ' video. She celebrates Missy as the 'the most timeless woman of all time' before giving a pep talk to a young, tracksuit-wearing dancer. 'Go follow your dreams,' Taylor tells her, before the girl jumps into a dance routine while the credits roll. That brings the collection of Iconology videos to its final end — and begs you to return to the beginning and watch them all over again.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgSOPq_XWcI
'Cool Off' follows Elliott's videos for the Iconology tracks 'DripDemeanor,' ' Throw It Back ,' and ' Why I Still Love You .' Those are just the latest in the raper's culture-shifting collection of visuals, which ultimately led to her winning the Video Vanguard Award at last year's VMAs. During the ceremony, Missy powered through a career-spanning medley of her hits — revisit that performance here .