Missy Elliott Surprises Her "Funky White Sister" on Ellen

Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented By Coca Cola- Day 2 at Louisiana Superdome

A new Halsey emerged from the pop stratosphere when Rhode Islander Mary Halsey went viral last month for a spirited rendition of Missy Elliott's "Work It". Ellen DeGeneres has a reputation for bringing viral sensations onto her show and connecting them with celebrities.

Elliott later saw the video and declared Halsey to be her "funky white sister".

"First I want to thank Ellen for just being awesome she will always be blessed because of her HUGE Heart!,' Missy said on Instagram following the show".

Mary explained to Ellen she's been singing "Work It" at karaoke sessions for the past 15 years, saying, "I learned and I read the words and I studied it, and the reaction that I got was so positive that it became my go-to song". "I never expected this", adding "I put it out there and said, 'You want to go viral?' But I never thought it would happen".

"I have to sit back, I can't even tell you", Halsey said to Ellen DeGeneres of seeing Elliott's tweet. Though Halsey was starstruck, she quickly regained her composure and finished the song with Elliott's arm around her. But halfway through the song, everyone was in for a shock when Elliott herself joined Halsey onstage to finish it off. This might just be the most pure video on the internet. 'She straight killed Work It, sound effects and all.

She was later gifted a signed t-shirt and a jacket embroidered with her famous nickname-Missy's funky white sister.

See the performance below.



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