Missy Elliott Surprises 'Funky White Sister' With 'Work It' Duet

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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.

Missy Elliott put on a special performance just a month after learning she had a "funky white sister" named Mary Halsey, who went viral for doing a karaoke take on the rapper's "Work It."

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Finally acquainted, Missy and Mary shared a warm embrace after the performance before Ellen got in on the action for a group hug. She revealed that she learned "Work It" in 2003 to compete in a karaoke competition then, and soon it became her go-to song. The reaction was so positive that she continued to perform the tune over the years. "Everybody wants to hear it".

Halsey also performed the song and was surprised by Elliott on the stage. "Mary is one of the sweetest souls I met". At first, Mary was stunned by the incredible guest appearance, but quickly recovered and the two of them proceeded to kill it together. But halfway through the song, everyone was in for a shock when Elliott herself joined Halsey onstage to finish it off. "So when I listen, I'm like, she know all the words, but the sound effects - she made the elephant noise, all of that ..."

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

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