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

Angelo Anderson
September 14, 2018

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

Afterward, the two sat on Ellen's couch to chat.

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. "I've been singing that song for 15 years", she said.

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


Halsey also admitted that she always wanted to go viral, but didn't really think it would happen until Elliott posted the video herself and praised Halsey's performance. During the interview, she said of one day meeting Elliott, "I see it in my future".

Of course, Missy had nothing but incredible things to say about Mary's skills - and gushed about what she loved about Mary's rendition.

Thankfully, that's not the end of the story for Elliott and Halsey's interactions.

Later, Halsey got a gift from the Ellen show: a rhinestone-encrusted jacket that read "Missy's funky white sister" on the back. Missy revealed that the mumbled lyrics right after the line, "I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it", are actually that same phrase - only reversed. "And so, I heard my rap going backwards, and I said, 'Keep it, and I'll make words around that part.' And that's what made me say, 'Flip it and reverse it'". 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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