Happy 50th Birthday Missy Elliott! Check Out 4 Ways Missy Changed the Game Writer, singer, producer and music video innovator Missy Elliott is 50 years old. Today, Thursday, July 1 is her birthday. Missy is credited with changing the game in 4 ways. 1. Music videos. No one can deny that Missy’s video premieres were a very big deal. 2. Lyrics 3. Image. Missy created her own lane of fashion and style. 4. Production with Timbaland. Which of Missy’s music videos do you think is most iconic?