Missy Elliott, who celebrates her 40th birthday today, was featured on VH1’s “Behind the Music” earlier this week, which saw the multi-platinum singer/rapper/producer share stories about her abusive childhood and how she was repeatedly molested by a family member, as well as how she made it into the music industry, her current battle with Graves’ disease and much more.

Watch Missy’s very revealing “Behind the Music” TV special in its entirety below: