missy-elliot*Missy Elliott’s halftime show-stealing performance Sunday night was as much the talk of the Super Bowl as the thrilling end of the big game, Lenny Kravitz‘s appearance and Katy Perry’s unique outfits and melody-filled headlining set.

Judging by the reaction on social media, Elliott’s return on the scene after a lengthy absence was very much welcomed by loving fans that enjoyed every bit of her scene-stealing cameo. And it didn’t go unnoticed by the rapper, who thanked her fans and fellow celebrities on Twitter after her performance for continuing to support her and the overwhelming love shown to her during the not-so-secret Super Bowl performance.

I’m humbly grateful for u inviting me to join u❤️

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015

Elliott continued to show her gratefulness as she acknowledged Ciara, Monica, Timbaland, Lil’ Kim, Fantasia Barrino, Kerry Washington and Busta Rhymes, among others:

To my peers the artist who tweeted me I love u all to your kind words keep me uplifted also! Grateful!

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015

Twelve hours later, an emotional Elliott voiced how much the love she received from fans meant to her with the following tweets:

I cried because I’ve been thru so much but I’m still here & thru the grace of God & u the fans believing in me I love y’all

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015

Tbh I didn’t realize how much I was missed til last night.I’m crying y’all 4give me I just can’t stop thanking God & y’all

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015