Missy Elliott performs with her "funky white sister" on "Ellen"

Missy Elliott performs with her

Cape Town - Back in August Rhode Island woman Mary Halsey, went viral for her rendition of Missy Elliott's hit Work It, that the rapper shared on her social media.

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.

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. Halsey got an added boost when Elliott herself praised the woman's performance on Instagram, calling the woman her "funky white sister".

Afterward, the two sat on Ellen's couch to chat. When Halsey was invited to perform on Ellen, she may have had a hunch that Missy Elliot would join her on stage but from her reaction, she still looked pretty shook.

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"It was a shock, I never expected this", said Halsey about going viral and getting a response from Missy for the original video. During the interview, she said of one day meeting Elliott, "I see it in my future". This might just be the most pure video on the internet. "So when I listen, I'm like, she know all the words, but the sound effects - she made the elephant noise, all of that ..."

Elliott also surprised Halsey with a jacket that said "funky white sister".

We'll keep you posted on all the latest viral, uplifting videos shown on Ellen.

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