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Missy Elliott: It’s ‘cool’ kids think I’m a ‘new artist’

Missy Elliott performs onstage during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Missy Elliott performs onstage during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Missy Elliott has a message for the younger generation: She’s not a “new artist.”

The Grammy winner took to Twitter to respond to the positive buzz from her surprise appearance at Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show with Katy Perry.

Elliott was one of the biggest rappers and producers in the early 2000s, but receded from the spotlight in recent years after being diagnosed with Graves disease in 2008.

So when she joined Perry on stage and performed three of her biggest singles — “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It” and “Lose Control” — she caused a social media sensation.

While many viewers were happy to see the 43-year-old performing again, some younger viewers thought she was new to the music scene, leading Elliot to joke about it on Twitter.

“The new kids think I’m a new artist &I’m bout 2blow up like Paul McCartney Lord ha mercy chile I love me sum y’all,” she tweeted Monday, comparing herself to the former Beatle, whose collaboration with Kanye West on “Only One” led to similar confusion among the rapper’s fans.

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