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The little girl from Missy Eilliott’s ‘Work It’ video made an amazing tribute

She's still got the moves.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Feb 13, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:20 pm CDT

Do you remember Missy Elliott’s “Work It” and “Gossip Folks” videos? Unless you’re one of the poor souls who’d apparently never heard of Elliott before the Super Bowl, of course you do. And there’s probably one little girl who stands out. 

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That little girl is Alyson Stoner, and she’s still a dancer. In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed, Stoner says she showed up to the audition wearing a “Limited Too sweat outfit and rhinestone bandana.” She also recalls another “ridiculous” story from set: 

To this day, I remember vividly Missy Elliott, Ludacris, and my grandma riding in a golf cart to set. My grandma went back to Ohio and told her bowling friends, “Guess what? I was riding to set with Missy and Ridiculous!”

Stoner just made a tribute video to Elliott, featuring the same moves and some of the same dancers from the original videos, and it’s pretty great.  

Now we just need some new Missy jams and the circle will be compete. 

H/T BuzzFeed | Screengrab via TheRealAlysonStoner/YouTube 

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*First Published: Feb 13, 2015, 12:17 pm CST