Hip-hop star Missy Elliot is reported to have joined up with sportswear company Adidas to launch a new clothing line.

The partnership, the first Adidas has made with a non-athlete since the 1980s, will culminate in a brand entitled 'Respect Me,' which will be introduced into 500 stores across the country in the next few weeks.

A percentage of sales from the range will go towards Break the Cycle, a youth organisation aiming to crack down on domestic violence for which Elliott is a spokesperson.