Saturday, 18 October 2014

Woah! Missy Elliott Flaunts Dramatically Slimmer Figure During NYC Performance.

Is that you, Missy Elliott?

The 43-year-old "Work It" rapper, who has not been seen in public since late June, showed off a dramatically slimmer figure when she performed at Alexander Wang's H&M Collection launch in New York City on Thursday.

After losing a reported 70 pounds, Elliott proudly flaunted her frame, fittingly sporting a baseball cap which read, "You can't workout with us." Despite her baggy sweatshirt, Elliott's weight loss could not be concealed as her face was noticeably slimmed down and clearly, she's proud of her frame, placing her hands on her hips and grinning from ear to ear in the skinny shot, which was uploaded to her Twitter pawge.

"Just got off stage thanks @ALEXANDERWANGNY and @hmusa for having me perform I enjoyed," she captioned the image.

While Elliott has yet to reveal how she dropped the weight, the rapper has been committed to a healthy lifestyle, placing an added emphasis on diet and exercise ever since she was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2008.

The recording artist has spoken extensively about her battle with the autoimmune illness, which affects the thyroid (symptoms can include weight loss).

"You live with it for the rest of your life," the Grammy winner, who was first diagnosed when the disease began affecting her motor skills, previously told People.

After the musician skyrocketed to superstardom in the late '90s, she remained largely out of the spotlight between 2008 to 2011 in order to focus on her health.  During that time, she underwent radiation treatments combined with medication and later told People she was feeling better than ever.

"I feel great," Elliott said in 2011. "Under my doctor's supervision, I've been off medication for about a year and I'm completely managing the condition through diet and exercise."

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