Missy Elliott’s unexpected Super Bowl XLIX comeback not only ignited new interest in her return to hip-hop but also inspired those who have had the opportunity to collaborate with the “Work It” rhymer in the past.
Alyson Stoner, the little girl who showcased her breakdancing movies in Missy’s 2002 “Work It” video, decided to thank the rapper for the chance to shine with a special tribute.
The three-minute tribute begins with children busting out the Harlem shake and b-boy moves to “Work It.” The music switches up and goes into Missy’s “Gossip Folks” (Stoner also starred in that visual when it debuted) and that’s when Stoner enters the picture. Even though it’s been over 10 years since her hip-hop heyday, she’s still got it.
At the end of the clip, Stoner gives her mentor a shout out. “I dedicated this video to Missy Elliott herself. Missy, thank you so much for the opportunity to dance for you,” she said. “Thank everyone for making this possible, we love you Missy!”
See Stoner in action above.
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