Missy Elliott and Prince were talking about collaborating before he died

Rapper Missy Elliot poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on February 4, 2008 in New York City./ d during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Scott Gries/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images

There’s a possibility we might hear a posthumous collaboration between Kinnelon resident Missy Elliot and late legendary artist Prince in the future. In May, the 44-year-old “Lose Control” rapper sat down with CBC’s The Strombo Show to open up about the time she approached the “Little Red Corvette” singer about using a lookalike of him for one of his shows. The two ended up getting together in Los Angeles to discuss it.

Later that day, the Purple Rain star sent the five-time Grammy Award-winning record producer music in hopes of a potential collaboration. Although excited about the material, a change of location caused Missy to lose track of them.

Missy Elliott speaks on stage during the SXSW Keynote: Michelle Obama during 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW

On the possibility of a collaboration:
“He had sent me some stuff, music of his and I moved and I could never find that music,” Elliott said, according to The Guardian. “Yesterday, I was sitting there saying, I have to go to my house, in my storage space, and find this music.”

On Missy’s love for Prince:
“When he entered the room, he was like a giant. … We really have to start appreciating these artists while they are still here, and not wait until these moments [after they’ve died] to recognize their genius and the greatness of what they’ve done for music.”