Entertaiment

Missy Elliott surprises viral video star who sang "Work It"

Missy Elliott surprises viral video star who sang

Misdemeanor herself praised her "funky white sister" for putting her thang down, flipping and reversing it.

Over the summer, Missy Elliott shared a clip of Mary Halsey, a woman the rapper dubbed her "funky white sister", performing "Work It" at what looks like a barbecue in a park.

On Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Elliott had the opportunity to meet her super fan from Rhode Island.

Of course, we have to thank Ellen DeGeneres for doing the Internet a solid. Halfway through her incredible performance, Missy Elliott joined in, completely surprising Halsey. And the reaction that I got was so positive that it became my go-to [karaoke] song, ' Mary told the show host.




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.

Elliott said that she was immediately impressed with Halsey. During the interview, she said of one day meeting Elliott, "I see it in my future".

Explaining her appreciation of Mary's love for her music, Missy said: 'When she said "Missy's funky white sister", I'm like, "Who is this?" "So when I listen, I'm like, she knows all the words, but the sound effects-she made the elephant noise, all of that".

Missy later posted a video (which Funky White Sister Halsey initially thought was a picture, just like every auntie) of the two new BFFs backstage. I thought it was just the most awesome thing.


  • Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom laid to rest

    Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom laid to rest

    Party women leadership and party workers are gatherd around the PMLN leader and deceased s daughter Maryam Nawaz . The coffin of the Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is being taken to the Heathro Airport after funeral prayers .
    United States  threatens ban to fight teenage vaping epidemic

    United States threatens ban to fight teenage vaping epidemic

    If manufacturers aren't willing to do the research, he said, the FDA will do it for them, with appropriate consequences. A loss for public health and win for big tobacco? Officials said 131 of the retailers will have to pay penalties.
    Could Even High-Fat Dairy Be Good for You?

    Could Even High-Fat Dairy Be Good for You?

    Most dietary advice urges people to cut down on fatty foods, particularly saturated fat from red meat and dairy products. Having three servings of dairy a day could help lower your risk of heart disease , a new study claims.
  • Serena sexism claims 'far-fetched' - Jamie Murray

    Serena sexism claims 'far-fetched' - Jamie Murray

    Osaka had just won her first Grand Slam title after defeating the 23-time major victor Serena Williams at the U.S. As one senior figure put it, umpires felt that Ramos was "hung out to dry". "She's passionate.
    European Parliament votes to censure Hungary over anti-democratic shift

    European Parliament votes to censure Hungary over anti-democratic shift

    Verhofstadt went on to say that Orban was not his country, and that Hungary was "far more eternal" than Orban's far-right government.
    North Carolina coast pummeled by Hurricane Florence

    North Carolina coast pummeled by Hurricane Florence

    Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did. Will the winds be that strong or they'll be stronger when they get here than that? "We're able", he said.
  • Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall

    Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall

    Here's why this storm threatens not only the coast but millions of people inland. "That's the second story of a house", he said. More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate.
    Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry

    Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry

    Ed MarkeyIn a pair of tweets , Trump insisted that " 3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico ". Trump maintained as recently as Tuesday that his response to the storm was an "incredible unsung success ".
    Georgia Declares Emergency as Hurricane Florence Approaches

    Georgia Declares Emergency as Hurricane Florence Approaches

    However, there is also a risk of inland flooding as parts of North Carolina could receive 40 inches (1m) of rainfall. Florence is bearing down with such strength that forecasters say she may literally reshape the Carolina coastline.
  • Google, Facebook dealt blow by European Union  lawmakers in copyright fight

    Google, Facebook dealt blow by European Union lawmakers in copyright fight

    On the other hand, musician Wyclef Jean was in the European Parliament to fight against the law before the vote. Tech companies would have to build filters that prevent users from uploading copyrighted material.
    McMaster to SC coast: ‘Leave now’ ahead of Hurricane Florence

    McMaster to SC coast: ‘Leave now’ ahead of Hurricane Florence

    The effects of Hurricane Florence can already be felt along the coast of North Carolina as of 12 p.m. on September 13. There is a danger of flash flooding and river flooding, particularly in the Pee Dee, Quagliariello said.
    'Catastrophic' Hurricane Florence buffets USA  east coast

    'Catastrophic' Hurricane Florence buffets USA east coast

    But, knowing the intensity of Florence's impact on Myrtle Beach, "My friends are worrying me right now", Combs said. Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.