“I thought I’d get a few hits, so I wrote, ‘Please share. I want to go viral,’ and it took off from there,” Halsey, who has made the song her go-to for karaoke for 15 years, told WPRI.
Halsey, a self-proclaimed “funky white sister” of Missy, perfectly sang the backward portion of the chorus of the song.
The video, which has more than 7 million views, got the attention of Missy Elliot, who tweeted a clip of the performance with the caption, “I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER. forreal doe & she brought her home girl with her from da hood that keep tip toeing in the background with a plate of food yo I’m done! but she straight killed ‘Work It’ sound effect & all I love it.”
Missy later noticed that the woman appeared to be eating ramen noodles, which added to her amusement.
“Wait her friend has a cup of oodles & noodles tipping in the back I think!” she tweeted. “Lord! Go awwwwf.”