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

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

She united the duo for a performance of the Under Construction track, which will air on her daily talk show today (Thursday, Sept. 13).

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".

Afterward, the two sat on Ellen's couch to chat. She revealed that she's been performing the song during karaoke performances since 2003. Elliott was such a fan of her performance that she shared it on Twitter and solidified her status as the artist's "funky white sister". "The reaction that I got was so positive that it became my go-to song". Although the shots of DeGeneres singing along with the performance are adorable, the highlight is when Elliott surprises Halsey after striding onstage wearing what appeared to be a diamond or Swarovski crystal-encrusted medallion that reads "iconic". While Mary was bringing down the house mid-song, Missy sneakily crept behind her and sang along. "Mary is one of the sweetest souls I met". "I put it out there and said, 'You want to go viral?' But I never thought it would happen".

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Mary's face dropped but she managed to pull herself together to finish the song with her idol. 'She straight killed Work It, sound effects and all.

Elliott also surprised Halsey with a jacket that said "funky white sister".

'First I want to thank Ellen for just being fantastic she will always be blessed because of her HUGE Heart!,' she captioned a video of her and Halsey.

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