Missy Elliott cried "tears of joy" after last night's Super Bowl halftime show because of the overwhelming positive response to her surprise cameo.
The rapper also flaunted her incredible 70-pound weight loss during the performance in which she performed her hits 'Get Ur Freak On', 'Work It' and 'Lose Control' alongside headliner Katy Perry.
Missy at her heaviest in 2006 (left) and last night. (Photo Credit: Getty Images (2))
After bringing down the house, the 43-year-old wrote on twitter:
I cried because I've been thru so much but I'm still here & thru the grace of God & u the fans believing in me I love y'all— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015
Thank u all for the out pouring of love @ the SuperBowl! & @katyperry I'm humbly grateful for u inviting me to join u❤️— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015
After retweeting a number of messages from fans, she later wrote:
Thank y'all again sorry if I keep saying thank u but I'm just crying tears of joy and humbled! http://t.co/kcOb4kdvmk”— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015
And after the game — which saw the New England Patriots triumph over the Seattle Seahawks — Missy joined Katy and her on/off boyfriend John Mayer at an afterparty, sharing an image of herself with the couple.
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