Over the summer, Mary went viral with a karaoke version of the hip-hop track, and when Missy spotted the footage, she posted the video to social media, calling Mary her "funky white sister". 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. She entered a karaoke contest that year and made a decision to try her hand at the infectious song.
Halsey told Ellen DeGeneres she's been singing "Work It" for 15 years, and explained that she came up with her now-famous nickname as a way to fill the space between when the song's music starts and when Missy Elliott starts singing.
"First I want to thank Ellen for just being fantastic she will always be blessed because of her HUGE Heart!,' Missy said on Instagram following the show".More news: Tottenham to host Manchester City and three Champions League games at Wembley
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Misdemeanor herself praised her "funky white sister" for putting her thang down, flipping and reversing it. "Mary is one of the sweetest souls I met".
In the interview the woman who is known as "funky white sister" on social media said: "It was a shock". "I put it out there and said, 'I wanna go viral, ' but I never thought it would happen'". This might just be the most pure video on the internet.
Later, Halsey got a gift from the Ellen show: a rhinestone-encrusted jacket that read "Missy's funky white sister" on the back. And I'm thankful Ellen connected us because Mary you are a gem!