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Missy Elliott Accepts Visionary Prize at Black Girls Rock! Awards

October 19, 2010 (3:31 am) GMT
The female rapper was handed the honor by Ciara at a ceremony hosted by actress Nia Long over the weekend.

was honored as a positive role model for the African-American community at the 2010 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Saturday, October 16. The "Get Ur Freak On" hitmaker accepted the Visionary prize from singer while actresses Ruby Dee, and were also celebrated for their achievements at the ceremony.

Elliott later took to her Twitter.com page to thank DJ Beverly Bond for organizing the event, held in the Paradise Theater in New York City's Bronx borough. She wrote:, "Beverly Bond u are so Amazing! I honer (sic) u! A inspiring (sic) event! Thanks to BlackGirlRock for my 2nd time being honoured for the Visionary Award! God thank u for ure (your) blessings and favour! I wanted to cry 4 got (forgot) to thank my momma... all nervous."

The event, hosted by actress , will air in the U.S. next month.

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