Missy Elliott met and performed with her ‘funky white sister’ whose rendition of ‘Work It’ went viral

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In August, a video of a woman named Mary Halsey singing Missy Elliott’s “Work It” went viral and it was shared by singer.
Halsey appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday and told the host that she’s been singing the track since 2003.
She then performed “Work It” for the “Ellen” audience — and Elliott joined in.

Missy Elliott finally met her “funky white sister” after a video of the fan’s “Work It” performance went viral.

A woman named Mary Halsey performed Elliott’s hit song at Goddard Park in Rhode Island and the rendition racked up millions of views online in early August. During an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, Halsey explained why she chose that song — and how she managed to flawlessly recite the lyrics.

Halsey said that she first sang “Work It” at a contest in 2003 because it was popular at the time.

“The reaction that I got was so positive that it became my go-to song,” she said. “Everybody wants to hear it.”

She went on to say that the event she performed has taken place for the past 13 years, and this was her second time singing “Work It” there.

Halsey added that she was surprised that the video took off this time around — and got the attention of the singer.

“It was a shock,” she said. “I never expected this. I put it out there and said, ‘I want to go viral,’ but I never thought it would happen.”

Halsey went on to sing “Work It” for the audience, and Elliott jumped in to join the performance.

Watch the video below.

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