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.

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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:

After retweeting a number of messages from fans, she later wrote:

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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