Missy Big Bones
09:30 07 June 2005
Missy Elliott claims she was never fat - just big boned.
The outrageous rap star, who used to wear size 22 clothes, has lost 70 pounds on doctor's orders.
However, the 33-year-old says she never considered herself fat and blames her Southern heritage.
She told Britain's Sunday Times magazine: "I'm from the South, and Southern people are big-boned. They just grow with big bones because they are always cooking fried pork chop, fried chicken, fried everything.
"I never felt out of place. It wasn't as if I was sitting in a room full of top models."
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