One Man, 6 Hours, & 1,000 Braids: What It Took To Create Missy Elliott’s Iconology Cover

When Missy Elliott sang “I’ma snatch they wigs, til I see that scalp,” in her latest single Throw It Back, she wasn’t kidding. Today, the rapper dropped Iconology, her first EP in 14 years, and the music lives up to her M.O.: It’s head-knocking, tail-dropping, hypnotic, robotic, and everything in between. Needless to say, our wigs have been thoroughly snatched, and for more reasons than just Elliott’s cocky lyrics over a twerk-inducing beat.