This 'funky white sister' covered Missy Elliot's 'Work It' in a viral video and Missy responded
Today there are three female rappers fighting for the crown: Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Mary Halsey from West Warwick, Rhode Island. Oh, you haven't heard of Mary Halsey? Then you've been wasting your life. Stop what you're doing right now and watch her hilarious cover of Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's 2001 hit "Work It."
Mary performed a karaoke version of the classic club banger at a barbecue in an East Greenwich. And she came prepared. Every rapper knows you should have impeccable style, and no one on the block has swagger like Mary. She rocked the mic while wearing a floral top and holding a shofar: an ancient, trumpet-like instrument made from a ram's horn. And of course, she had to flex a little, by rapping in front of a sweet ride: a very affordable minivan. Much cooler than a Bentley.
Work It is a hard song to perform, and Mary absolutely kills it. She doesn't miss a word, performing all the sound effects and nailing the backwards hook: "I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it / Ti esrever dna ti pilf, nwod gniht ym tup." She even busts a move, shaking her booty, proving that can, indeed, work it. And it is so worth it.
Of course, every rapper needs a hype-man, or hype-woman. Mary's friend tiptoes across the background, dancing while eating a cup of Oodles of Noodles. That's right. She is all about multitasking. I predict dance-eating will be the next big craze. It gives you something to do with your hands while dancing. And you can burn calories while you're eat. Next time you go to the club, remember your Oodles of Noodles.
Mary's video went viral on Facebook, getting an incredible nine million views. That's nine times the population of Rhode Island! It also blew up on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, which means it's only a matter of time before we see Mary Halsey on Ellen. (And she better bring her tip-toeing dance-eating friend.)
The self-proclaimed "funky white sister" got high praise from the Internet, and from Missy herself. On Instagram, the rapper wrote a sweet message, giving Mary props.
"wait I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER???? but hold up she brought her homegirl to da cookout too?? she the one tiptoeing in the background with a cup of oodles & noodles in her hand?? Yo sis done made the elephant sound too??? I wasn’t ready for her to say put the ? on ya like I told ya in a low deep voice??she straight up killed “Work it” with the yea yea yea at the beginning & the sound effects & all????????? my funky white sis ft Miss Tippy Toe in the back??❤️"
All hail the new Queen of Hip-Hop, Mary Halsey. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are going to have to step their game up.