PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth native and hip-hop legend Missy Elliott will be in town Monday for the dedication of the new “Missy Elliott Boulevard.”
Portsmouth City Council unanimously voted in August to rename the current McLean Street to “Missy Elliot Boulevard.”
Fellow Virginia music icons Pusha T, Trey Songz, and Timbaland will also attend the event, set for 3 p.m. Monday at Manor High School, located at 1401 Elmhurst Lane. Manor and nearby Hodges Manor Elementary will close at noon Monday.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Congressman Bobby Scott will present proclamations to honor Elliott and her accomplishments, and Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover will present her with a key to the city.
The parade and ceremony are free and open to the public. Doors open at Manor’s stadium at 2:30 p.m., and the event is scheduled to start around 3:30 p.m. with WAVY’s Kiahnna Patterson as MC. Manor’s marching band will join other local high school and college marching bands.
There are street closures in the area from 1-5 p.m. Monday.
Look for more coverage of the event coming up.