Missy Elliott And Janet Jackson Prove They're BFF Goals
Cue Dionne Warwick's "That's What Friends Are For."
by Kui Mwai
June 09, 2022 at 4:47 pm
Missy Elliott admitted that she’s been having a rough time lately, and one of her BFFs dropped everything to be there for her, Essence reports.
The “Work It” rapper posted a video about the touching gesture on Wednesday, just in time for National Best Friend Day, shouting out her bestie Janet Jackson for rushing to her side.
“For the last 2 years I’m sure like for many it was really emotionally draining.. Going from being outside to being isolated from family & friends,” she wrote on Instagram. “Well the other day @janetjackson & I was chopping it up on the phone & I spoke about how I missed everyone & how this year I wanted to make sure I see her & she casually said I’ll fly to where you are on the 5th.”
She went on to say she didn’t think anything of it, until her bestie pulled up on her.
“But sure enough the 5th came & she text me & said I’m here,” she added. “I began to tear up because she flew all the way from LONDON & spent two days with me & we cut up & laughed for 2 days straight! I sure needed that just to laugh & feel at peace. Jj I Love you til Earth is No More! You don’t have to sell another album you will always be THE ICONIC THE LEGENDARY THE FASHIONISTA MOTHA to me. Thank you for being a Freeeeeeen.”
In the accompanying video, Elliott let fans know that this is what a true friend looks like, as Jackson smiled in the background and laughed when she cracked a few jokes.
“Let me tell you something,” she started. “Y’all don’t have a friend like I got. She hopped on a plane and came — I don’t even know where she came from! But she here,” she laughed. “That’s a real friend. Y’all give it up for Ms. Janet Jackson. LEGEND!”
On Twitter, she revealed the two have been friends for over two decades, saying “this is what 24 years [of] SistaHood look like.” According to Essence, the pair’s friendship started in 1998, when they collaborated on Jackson’s hit “Son of a Gun.”
Fans loved seeing their bond on social media.
“Love y’all,” one user wrote, sharing snaps of Jackson and Elliott drinking wine and catching up on the same night the video was taken.
Many viewers referenced the Aaron Scott (aka Finally Aaron) version of the Golden Girls theme song, “Thank You for Being a Friend.”
“Yeah this the audio everyone is thinking of!” one user replied with the viral clip.
Jackson shared the video too, exclaiming her love for the rapper.
“My sis for LIFE!!!! I LUV you so Jack,” she wrote with kiss emoji.