This week, Missy Elliott called it a comeback

Also: Andrej became Andreja, Nicki Minaj is your queen of the memes and Turkish women laughed out loud

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BRAND NEW MISSY ELLIOTT IS IN THE WORKS

Dazed were stoked to hear that Timbaland spilled the beans on new material from Missy – according to her close collaborator, Missy's first release since 2005 is on its way. Missy promptly tweeted us to let us know that she never went anywhere, though, which called for some reminiscing about her Dazed shoot in sunny Jamaica – let's go back, babes?

ANDREJA PEJIC COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER

Andrej became Andreja this week, when the barrier-breaking fashion model announced that she had undergone sex reassignment surgery. Speaking on her transition, the androgynous icon told her followers: "Remember it’s your right to be accepted as what you identify with – you deserve the same respect as any other human being on this planet." Word.

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Pejic has walked for labels including Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier Andreja Pejic via Instagram

NICKI MINAJ'S ANACONDA ENTERS THE MEME ZONE

Nicki Minaj butted her way into the works of the great masters this week, all in response to her new single's cover artwork. Surely ranking amongst the world's most notable a$$es, meme-makers employed the "Anaconda" image to transform Botticelli, Manet and even the Google logo.

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TURKISH WOMEN LAUGHED ON THE INTERNET, SAID F U TO DEPUTY PM 

Does laughing in public mean you are morally corrupt? It does if you ask Turkey's Deputy PM, Bulent Arinc – he made a speech on Monday that said women whould not laugh in public, at all, ever. Right. Luckily the women of Turkey showed their solidarity – and sense of humour – by posting photos all over social media of themselves having a proper giggle.

ALMODOVAR AND CRUZ CALL OUT GAZA 'GENOCIDE' IN OPEN LETTER

As celebrities and continue to show reluctance in commenting on the conflict in Gaza, this week saw notable Spanish figures band together in writing an open letter of criticism on what they are calling a 'genocide'. Published in a Spanish newspaper, director Pedro Almodovar and Oscar-winning actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem were amongst those that highlighted the growing death toll, and called upon the international community to act.

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Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar have both called for a ceasefire in Gaza via fabianvorderegger.com
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