Missy Elliott Surprises Fan Who Went Viral for Covering ''Work It''

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2018

Afterward, the two sat on Ellen's couch to chat.

During an interview with Ellen, Halsey revealed that she first learned "Work It" in 2003 and performed it during a karaoke contest at Rhode Island's Goddard Park. But soon after taking the stage, Missy Elliott strolled out to join her. Halsey, clearly stunned, quickly shakes off the surprise, throws her arm around Elliott and keeps on working it. The reaction was so positive that she continued to perform the tune over the years. "And I said, I could do that song - maybe I could try". "Everybody wants to hear it". Halsey said she's been singing the song for 15 years, and calling herself Elliott's "funky white sister" for the same amount of time. "I put it out there and said, 'I wanna go viral, ' but I never thought it would happen'". On The Ellen Show this week, Ellen DeGeneres brought together Halsey and the iconic rapper for a surprise meeting. Halsey seems to have the wind knocked out of her for a few seconds before performing a duet with Elliott.

Of course, Missy had nothing but incredible things to say about Mary's skills - and gushed about what she loved about Mary's rendition. "So when I listen, I'm like, she knows all the words, but the sound effects-she made the elephant noise, all of that".

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.

See the performance below.

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