The "Get The Freak On" artist made history Saturday, became the first female hip hop artist to be introduced in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The official announcement was made on "CBS This Morning", which presented Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers. Elliott is also the third rapper to start.
"It's amazing. For me, it's important to have equality. I've written with many female songwriters, but not close enough. It's kind of my secret goal – I want more female songwriters," Rodgers said on air and added that Elliott was "one of my favorite writers all the time."
Elliott shared his excitement on Twitter by congratulating the other initiated songwriters, Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
"I'm so horrible for now to start," Elliot tweeted.
Hall of Fame's 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner is scheduled for June 1
A groundbreaking solo superstar
A portsmouth, Virginia, original, Elliots debut, "Supa Dupa Fly", released in 1997, said the Hall of Fame. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and created the singles "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Sock It 2 Me", "Hit Em White Da Hee" and "Beep Me 911."
Let "Work It", which was featured on Elliott's fourth album "Under Construction", made history by spending 10 weeks at number 2 on the Billboards Hot 100, according to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott has a long list of songwriter credits, Hall of Fame says, which includes songs for Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Jennifer Hudson.