With coming of her 1981 album Just A Li'l Bit Country Millie was named alongside Charlie Pryde as one of the only two African American artists to release successful country music at that time.
In 1991 Millie wrote, produced, and starred in the widely successful touring play Young Man Older Woman, which she based on her album of the same name.
Millie first introduced the world to her unique rap style and her use of raunchy and racy language with the release of her 1974 album Caught Up.
Millie's most recent appearance in the media was in the form of a cameo role for the film Soul Men.
Millie has been credited as opening the door for such female rappers as Lil' Kim, Da Brat, and Foxy Brown.
Millie's first hit song, was a 1973 cover of "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be Right."
Millie covered the song "Here You Come Again" that was originally made famous by Dolly Parton.
Millie has stated that she was musically influenced by Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and The O'Jays.
Millie's musical career has spanned four decades starting in the 1970s and continues to be active to 2006.
Before hitting the big time as a singer, Millie had a short career as a model.
Millie's first gig was singing at the famed nightclub Smalls Paradise.
The first song Millie sang in front of the public eye was Ben E. King's "Don't Play It No More."
As of 2006 Millie has released 15 studio albums.
The majority of Millie's songs were banned from mainstream radio due to the elicit content.
Millie appeared as a spokes person for Sprite in several television commercials.
Millie was dubbed the Mother of Hip Hop.
Millie made a cameo appearance in the movie Wigstock.
Millie's career began on a dare in a night club.
Millie was believed by the public to be a gospel singer when she first debuted onto the music scene.
Early into Millies career she started doing spoken parts in her songs. The spoken sections would later be called the rap and become what Millie was known for. Millie has said that she began performing rap because she didn't think she could sing, and she wanted to talk her way through songs.
Millie has stated that Gladys Knight is her role model.
Millies daughter Keisha sometimes does background vocals for her mother on albums and concerts.
Wanting to gain control of her music and its content Millie started her own record label aptly named Weird Wreckuds.
Millie's first release was the song "A Child of GOD"
It is rumored that Bette Midler and Roseanne took pages from Millie's high voltage explicit approach to sex in order to enrich their careers.
Millie's Mother passed away when she was 2 years old.
Millie: I think sharing the same off-limits shelf with Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor puts me in pretty good company.
Millie: I've grown accustomed to me, I like me. I don't have problems with me, and if anyone else does then im sorry.
Millie: I just started cursing because Gladys was too much of a lady to do that... It's all Gladys' fault! She's sending me straight to hell!