(AllHipHop News) Missy Elliot was honored last night in New York City by Essence Magazine.
The superstar producer/artist was given the "Visionary Award" at the magazine's annual Black Women in Music Event.
Missy broke into tears when she was surprised with the award by Janet Jackson.
Janet offered up a touching speech to Missy as she presented her with the award.
"Some women sing. Some rhyme. Some rap. Some produce. Some choreograph. Some act. Some write hit songs. Some create whole new sounds. Some women are able to make their mark in one of these fields. But only one woman has made her mark in all of these fields. And not only made her mark but done so with boldness and courage," Janet Jackson said. "Creativity is a beautiful thing. And when creativity flows so freely from a musical genius all we can do is express gratitude. I am so grateful for Missy's beautiful soul."
Janet is the headlining artist at this year's Essence Festival, which will take place in New Orleans from July 5-8th.
Artists confirmed for this year's Essence Festival include Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Xscape, H.E.R., The Roots featuring Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Snoop Dogg.
Take a look at some pictures of Missy and Janet below.