Sunday, October 2, 2022

Missy Elliott Surprised Viral Video Star Mary Halsey While Performing ‘Work It’ on Ellen [WATCH]

*Last month, Mary Halsey of Rhode Island posted a video of herself doing a karaoke version of Missy Elliott’s “Work It.”

Now, she and the hip-hop icon have officially performed it together!

Elliott surprised her ‘funky white sister’ on Thursday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where Halsey stopped by to talk about her insta-fame and how she’s been singing Elliot’s song for 15 years.

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When Missy saw the video of Halsey performing her hit single, she reposted it, dubbing the woman her “funky white sister” and commenting in a tweet that she “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,” Halsey tells DeGeneres of her success. “I never expected this. I put it out there and said ‘I want to go viral’ but I never thought it would happen.”

Watch the video above to see her reaction when Elliot joins her on stage to finish the song together.

After the show, Missy took to Twitter to write: I want to thank Ellen @theellenshow for just being AMAZING May God Bless you because of your HUGE heart & you have always used your platform to make ppl smile like Mary Halsey who is 1 of the sweetest ppl I’ve met! thank you Ellen Mary u are a gem!”My Funky White Sister”

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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