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Missy Elliott and her “Funky White Sister” (Mary Halsey) Perform Work It on The Ellen Show!


Missy Elliott surprised viral video star Mary Halsey on a recent episode of The Ellen Show. The Rhode Island native went viral singing Missy’s hit song “Work It” during an outdoor karaoke event caught Missy’s attention and she tweeted about it.

“I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER,” Missy tweeted. “Forreal doe & she brought her home girl with her from da hood that keep tip toeing in the background with a plate of food. yo I’m done! but she straight killed ‘Work It’ sound effects & all. I love it.”

the hilarious video made it’s way onto Ellen DeGeneres’s radar and she invited Mary onto her show.

During the clip, Halsey explains “Work It” is her “go-to” karaoke song and that she’s been performing it for 15 years.

Ellen then asks her to do a live rendition of the track and she happily obliges. Toward the end of the track, Missy casually walks on stage and starts rapping with her.

Although Halsey is momentarily shocked, sheathers herself and continues to gracefully kill the performance and they share a quick hug.

Watch the video above and revisit the original below.