RI Resident Raps Better Than Missy Elliott in Viral Video
A Rhode Island resident's performance of "Work it" by Missy Elliott is getting some real recognition.
Mary Harley posted a video of herself rapping a rendition of Missy Elliott's song "Work It" two weeks ago.
On Tuesday, it reached the superstar herself on Twitter and she approves!
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 effects & all🙌🏾 I love it🔥🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/Rg9TTHAqu2— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 8, 2018
Wait her friend has a cup of oodles & noodles tipping in the back I think! Lord! Go awwwwf🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🔥🤣 https://t.co/keMkn5N9Fc— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 8, 2018
Mood😂🤣😂 I’m still weak off this!😩🤣 pic.twitter.com/OXYgCkYSr8— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 9, 2018
Halsey performed the cover at Goddard Park in Rhode Island during a barbecue.
There are so many great things going on in the video, that it needs to be broken down.
First, the nursing home employee raps all the lyrics: the explicit, the reversed lyrics, she's got them down like a professional.
Then there's the thing she's holding in her hand. It's a shofar, a horn made from a ram's horn used in Judaic ceremonies.
Not to toot her horn, but she blows the shofar pretty well.
Then there's the lady with straight boppin' with what looks like a cup of noodles in the background as Halsey blows everyone's minds.
The video is evidence enough that Halsey is no stranger to performing.
On her Facebook, she has tons of videos of her performing songs by artists like Jason Mraz ...
Bob Marley ...
Bob Dylan ...
And she's even performed "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas.
Halsey, thank you for representing New England as the baddest funky white girl out there.