Watch Missy Elliott Surprise Her 'Funky White Sister' on 'Ellen'

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Watch them "Work It" in the Ellen clip above.

Mary Halsey became a viral sensation over the summer when her karaoke rendition of Work It caught Missy Elliott's attention.

'Ellen has always used her platform to make others dreams come true like Mary Halsey, who I must say is one of the sweetest souls I've met!'

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Mary's face dropped but she managed to pull herself together to finish the song with her idol.

During an interview with Ellen, Halsey revealed that she first learned "Work It" in 2003 and performed it during a karaoke contest at Rhode Island's Goddard Park.

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.

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Elliott later saw the video and declared Halsey to be her "funky white sister". "And I said, I could do that song - maybe I could try". "Everybody wants to hear it".

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

"Instead of it just being an empty time, I made a decision to fill it in".

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Later, Halsey got a gift from the Ellen show: a rhinestone-encrusted jacket that read "Missy's funky white sister" on the back. And if you count her once-in-a-lifetime duet with Missy, Mary had a pretty great day. In the meantime, check out all of the pics of Miss Elliott in our gallery above.

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