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Hip-hop star Missy Elliott had her set at the Essence Festival abruptly cut off by workers on the Fourth of July because it ran long and risked delaying a performance by Usher in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

But the magazine made amends to the star on Wednesday.

Essence issued an apology to Elliott in a statement from its Communications President Michelle Ebanks:

"“We apologize to @MissyElliott and her fans for her set being cut short at the Essence Festival on July 4. We deeply regret that it happened. We have so much love and respect for Missy and were thrilled to have her join us at the Essence Festival for the first time this year.”