We’ll definitely be getting our freak on this fall when “The Voice” returns to NBC for its ninth season. According to reports, the rump-shaking rapper Missy Elliott will be making her way to the singing competition as an adviser for Pharrell Williams’ impending team.
E! News revealed the news in addition to giving audiences a sneak peek at the Grammy Award-winning artist and the "Voice” coach rehearsing for the show’s intense battle rounds. And from the confident smiles on the duo’s faces, it seems safe to say the songsters are totally going to “Work It” when the NBC competition airs its Season 9 premiere Monday, Sept. 21.
Pharrell and Elliott will be a force to be reckoned with considering the two already have such a strong chemistry (and both hail from coastal Virginia). In April, the “Happy” crooner divulged on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” that he was collaborating with Elliott on her new album.
“The way her mind works when we’re in the studio ... just the things that she says and thinks about, her video concepts,” he gushed, adding that he was unaware just how involved Elliott was in the creation of her videos. "I didn’t know that her video concepts were hers, I’m so proud of her. That’s Virginia.”
The talented twosome will be going head-to-head with other major players during Season 9 of the reality series. It was revealed that Gwen Stefani, who was a coach on Season 7, will team up with Selena Gomez while Brad Paisley will assist Blake Shelton in mentoring his team. John Fogerty reportedly is set to lend a musical hand to Adam Levine, making Season 9 of “The Voice” seriously star-studded.
But the coaches will all be sharing one major adviser during the show’s upcoming installment: Rihanna.
“We landed Rihanna to be the key adviser to all the coaches this fall,” NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed during the 2015 TCA press tour. “This is one of music’s true supervisors coming on board to influence the lives and careers of the performers.”
“The Voice” will return with Season 9 on Monday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC.