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Missy Elliott Shows Off New, Slimmed Down Figure [PHOTO]

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We can barely recognize Missy Elliott these days!

The 43-year-old rapper has been mostly out of the spotlight during the past several years, but the once queen of hip-hop made an appearance at H&M’s launch of the Alexander Wang Collection in New York Thursday night (Oct. 16) looking happy and healthy.

In the above side-by-side comparison, the photo on the left was taken in 2003 during MTV’s Spring Break, while the photo on the right was posted on Twitter from the H&M party.

According to E! News, Elliott reportedly lost around 70 pounds and adopted a healthier lifestyle after being diagnosed in 2008 with Graves’ disease – a condition which affects the thyroid. In a 2011 interview with People, Elliott attributed her absence from music due to her condition said that at times, she didn’t even have the energy to lift a pen to write.

We’re glad to see Elliott back on her feet again and hope she can begin putting out hits like ‘Get Ur Freak On’ and ‘Work It’ again. She’s reportedly working on a new album titled ‘Block Party,’ although no release date has been announced yet.

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