Missy Elliott looks stunning on the August 2019 cover of Marie Claire US, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana orange coat and tweed jacket.

For the accompanying spread lensed by Micaiah Carter, Missy poses in fresh styles from labels like Moschino, Chloe and Versace.

In her interview, Missy talks about breaking barriers for Black women.

“I am a champion for my brown, dark women. I want them to be seen. Because we are beautiful. If we knew how special we were, we would be unstoppable.”

See more photos of the editorial below.