Thanks to social media and YouTube, everyday people take our favorite songs and put their own spin on them with covers. Many times, covers are teens sitting in their bedroom strumming an acoustic guitar and singing into their MacBook Air.
But, there are those rare moments in time when we get these very special individuals who make our day that much better with their own, unique, incredible renditions. Like, Mary.
Mary decided to throw an epic park performance of Missy Elliot’s hit song “Work It,” and, it’s probably the greatest thing we’ve ever seen. Mary posted it on her Facebook page, and we are so, so grateful. So are the 4.3 million people who have seen it.
Fun times at Goddard Park!Feel free to share 😉 Warning: explicit lyrics lol 😉
Posted by Mary Halsey on Sunday, July 29, 2018
Mary went so viral, that even celebrities began to share the video–including Missy Elliot herself. Missy reposted the video on her Instagram page saying:
MESSAGE? 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??❤️
Jada Pinkett Smith also shared the video on her Instagram page.
Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, also loved it.
On Twitter, people couldn’t get enough.
— JJ?️? (@caseyrebel13) August 8, 2018
Get that collab in sis ?
— ♕Ambs (@DinahLegendJane) August 8, 2018
LOVE this ????? pic.twitter.com/8yeQbL5PR5
— roeluvsparis ???♀️???? (@roeluvsparis) August 8, 2018
She brought props/sound effects for the performance!! Love it!!
— MJsAngelOfMusic (@IndigoStarr777) August 8, 2018
Aye !!! pic.twitter.com/YPg1znVAk6
— Junekimbarbie , go to school june (@Junebarbie88) August 8, 2018
Mary’s shoulder shake is everything!
Go Mary???? Go Mary,????
— Vote D!ONNE Renée – for Mayor of TORONTO 2018! (@OnElectionDay) August 8, 2018
Saw the whole video last night.
Grandmama knew the whole song! pic.twitter.com/sPAFpOcYf7
— Jaime Lopez (@Lopeezie) August 8, 2018
that tip toe’n with a plate of food KILLED MEEEEE!!!! this is perfect, people are gems. I love this, every last single bit of it, for real ??????
— Karyn M Anderson (@orangekma1) August 8, 2018