Missy Elliott joins superfan on Ellen DeGeneres for surprise duet

Missy Elliott joins superfan on Ellen DeGeneres for surprise duet

She united the duo for a performance of the Under Construction track, which will air on her daily talk show today (Thursday, Sept. 13).

So when Rhode Island resident Mary Halsey flawlessly performed it in a video that went viral over the summer - and Missy Elliott herself saw the impressive cover rendition - Elliott was quick to laud her "funky white sister", sharing the video on Twitter along with her fervent praise.

Missy Elliott met her long lost sister on Ellen - her funky white sister, that is.

"I learned; and I read the words; and I studied it and the reaction that I got was so positive that it became my go-to song", she said. "I put it out there and said, 'You want to go viral?' But I never thought it would happen".

Halsey also performed the song and was surprised by Elliott on the stage.

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Sitting down for a chat, an overwhelmed Mary admitted: 'I can hardly just sit here, you've blown me away.

"The song had come out in 2002 and it was really popular", she said.

Mary's face dropped but she managed to pull herself together to finish the song with her idol. The best part about the performance, however, is that Halsey had no idea the rapper would be joining her. "So when I listen, I'm like, she know all the words, but the sound effects - she made the elephant noise, all of that ..."

She was later gifted a signed t-shirt and a jacket embroidered with her famous nickname-Missy's funky white sister. I thought it was just the most fantastic thing.

See the performance below.

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