Missy Elliott and her ‘funky white sister’ collaborate for ‘Ellen’ performance

Missy Elliott Surprising Her 'Funky White Sister' on 'Ellen' Is Exactly What You Need to See Today

Just before that, Halsey explained that her "Work It" cover has been a work in progress for 15 years, and has become something of her specialty over the course of that time ever since she first performed the song in a contest in 2003.

In August, a woman by the name of Mary Halsey went viral for her excellent karaoke performance of Missy Elliott's song "Work It". Halsey got an added boost when Elliott herself praised the woman's performance on Instagram, calling the woman her "funky white sister". She entered a karaoke contest that year and chose to try her hand at the infectious song. When Halsey was invited to perform on Ellen, she may have had a hunch that Missy Elliot would join her on stage but from her reaction, she still looked pretty shook. "Mary is one of the sweetest souls I met". "I never expected this", adding "I put it out there and said, 'You want to go viral?' But I never thought it would happen". At first, Mary was stunned by the incredible guest appearance, but quickly recovered and the two of them proceeded to kill it together. "And so, I heard my rap going backwards, and I said, 'Keep it, and I'll make words around that part.' And that's what made me say, 'Flip it and reverse it'".

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In the end, not only did Missy give Mary a signed T-shirt, but Ellen also gave her a jacket that had the words "Missy's Funky White Sister" emblazoned on the back. This might just be the most pure video on the internet.

See the performance below.

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