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Watch Missy Elliott Surprise Her 'Funky White Sister' While Performing 'Work It'

September 13, 2018

By Nathan Vicar

(98.7 AMP Radio) - Missy Elliott’s funky white sister is in the house!

Mary Halsey received the surprise of a lifetime when Elliott joined her on the stage of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday to perform the rapper's 2002 smash, "Work It."

Halsey rose to fame after a video of her performing a karaoke version of the hip-hop track at a Rhode Island barbecue went viral over the summer. 

Elliott saw the video of Halsey’s performance last month and reposted it for everyone to enjoy, dubbing Halsey her “funky white sister” and commenting in a tweet that Halsey “brought her home girl with her from da hood that keep tip toeing in the background with a plate of food” and that she “straight killed ‘Work It’ sound effects and all. I love it.”

"It was a shock! I never expected this," Halsey told Ellen Thursday. "I put it out there and said, 'I wanna go viral,' but I never thought it would happen.'"

Halsey 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."

Soon after, Halsey received the surprise of a lifetime when the rapper appeared on stage to perform the hit alongside her.

This might just be the purest video on the internet.