Gaga, Missy Elliott in tears after getting Billboard honors

Gaga, Missy Elliott in tears after getting Billboard honors

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga & Missy Elliott were in tears as they discussed the struggles they faced in their careers at an event honoring women in the music industry.

Gaga was named Billboard's woman of the year Friday, while Elliott — who has largely stayed out of the spotlight in recent years yet returned with a new single last month — was dubbed innovator of the year in New York City.

Loretta Lynn, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Lana Del Rey, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop singer Tori Kelly & country singer Kelsea Ballerini were moreover honored at the event, along with 50 female music executives.

p>The Billboard Women In Music event, which included guests like Alicia Keys, Paul Rudd, Martina McBride & Jussie Smollett from "Empire," will air Dec. 18 on Lifetime.

Source: “Associated Press”