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

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Mary Halsey became a viral sensation over the summer when her karaoke rendition of Work It caught Missy Elliott's attention. The ensuing clip went viral thanks to Halsey's intensely enthusiastic and accurate performance.

Missy Elliot dueted "Work It" with a fan who has been slaying her song in karaoke for 15 years.


During the second chorus of the song, a hyped-up Missy walks on stage as Halsey stops rapping as a result of her shock.

Her name is Lyn, and Halsey had just met her that day.


Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of Missy Elliott's "funky white sister" by now. Don't let anyone tell you that dreams don't come true. "So when I listen, I'm like, she knows all the words, but the sound effects-she made the elephant noise, all of that". "The reaction that I got was so positive that it became my go-to song". Missy revealed that the mumbled lyrics right after the line, "I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it", are actually that same phrase - only reversed.

Later, Halsey got a gift from the Ellen show: a rhinestone-encrusted jacket that read "Missy's funky white sister" on the back.


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

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