After years away from the spotlight, Missy Elliott and Timbaland are returning with new albums this summer.
The longtime collaborators will release their individual projects simultaneously in June, according to Timbaland. “Me and Missy are both coming with our albums at the same time, and it will be in June,” the super-producer revealed to MTV News.
Videos for their first singles will also roll out at the same time. “Right now, we’re preparing to get both our videos, our first singles, shot kinda at the same time,” added Timbo. “We want to do it as a movement and spontaneously.”
Missy’s last album The Cookbook was released seven years ago and Timbaland hasn’t put out a project sinceShock Value II in 2009.
“I just don’t want to move too ahead of her and she don’t want to move too ahead of me,” Timbaland explained. “So we’re both doing it at the same time.”
In the interim, Missy has been featured on the remix to Katy Perry’s No. 1 single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” and will appear in the video for J. Cole’s next single “Nobody’s Perfect.”