Missy Elliott’s ‘Funky White Sister’ Gets The Surprise Of Her Life On ‘Ellen’

Online star Mary Halsey gets the surprise of her life on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday.

Halsey, whose viral rendition of “Work It” caught Missy Elliott’s eye, chats to DeGeneres about her new-found fame before the talk show host brings Elliott out to perform with her.

Halsey is busy rapping along to the famous lyrics before the rapper starts to sing from the side of the stage.

They then sit down to chat to the presenter, with both Elliott and DeGeneres handing Halsey gifts.

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The musician hands over a “Funky White Sister” T-shirt, while DeGeneres surprises her with a jacket.

Halsey gushes over the attention her vid has received, “It was a shock, I never expected this. I put it out and wanted to go viral but I never thought it would happen.”

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Elliott says of what drew her to Halsey: “She knows all the words; but the sound effects, the elephant noise, she makes all of that. I was like, ‘She know all the words and I forget my own words,’ so it was amazing.”


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