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

Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented By Coca Cola- Day 2 at Louisiana Superdome

In August, a woman by the name of Mary Halsey went viral for her excellent karaoke performance of Missy Elliott's song "Work It".

"It was a shock", Halsey tells DeGeneres of her success.

The 58-year-old brandished a shofar and, given the song's explicit subject matter, got about as raunchy as a daytime network TV broadcast will allow. The intricate performance took place at a park and she wasn't even provided an elevated stage to walk on.

Her name is Lyn, and Halsey had just met her that day. The duo especially had fun with the "get your hair did" lyric. It quickly went viral, accumulating millions of views and drawing attention from Elliott herself who praised the performance on Twitter and called Halsey her "funky white sister".

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"It became my go-to song, everyone wants to hear it!" she revealed. "When she first said, 'Missy's funky white sister, ' I'm like, 'Who is this?!'" said Missy.

And not only did Missy meet Halsey; she performed with her! "I thought it was the most unbelievable thing". "So when I listen, I'm like, she knows all the words, but the sound effects-she made the elephant noise, all of that".

In the end, not only did Missy give Mary a signed T-shirt, but Ellen also gave her a jacket that had the words "Missy's Funky White Sister" emblazoned on the back.

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