Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Missy Elliott and Her Viral Superfan Met and It Was Glorious

Missy Elliott and Her Viral Superfan Met and It Was Glorious

Missy Elliott met her "funky white sister" during a surprise appearance on "Ellen".

Mary went viral over the summer with her karaoke performance of Missy's 2002 hit single Work It, during which she dubbed herself the rapper's "funky white sister". Halsey appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday to share her story and rap her karaoke version of "Work It" for the audience.

Halsey also performed the song and was surprised by Elliott on the stage.

Mary's face dropped but she managed to pull herself together to finish the song with her idol.

Even though Mary admitted that she had been singing this song for 17 years, she only recently gained attention when she was singing at Rhode Island's Goddard Park karaoke competition. And the reaction that I got was so positive that it became my go-to [karaoke] song, ' Mary told the show host.

"When she first said, 'Missy's funky white sister, ' I'm like, 'Who is this?!'" she said. "Everybody wants to hear it".

Missy Elliott made one superfan a very happy lady.

'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.

The feel-good moment happened during the chorus of the track as Missy came out from side-stage, prompting Halsey to put down the microphone for a moment before continuing with her new friend. 'She straight killed Work It, sound effects and all.

"It was an accident in the studio", she said.

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