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The "funky white sister" of Missy Elliott, Mary Halsey, was seen dancing during the performance of Missy Elliott and Ciara.
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There are advantages in life when you are the "funky white sister" of Missy Elliott.

Like, go to the American Music Awards.

Mary Halsey was present at the Microsoft Theater Tuesday in Los Angeles to witness Elliott's iconic performance of the hit song "Level Up" with Ciara. The two artists showed their impressive dance moves and voices, but it was Halsey's cameo in the crowd that really ignited the internet.

"Funky White Sister" by Missy Elliot (Photo: American Music Awards® clips provided by DCP Rights, LLC.)

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Halsey, who nicknamed herself Elliott's "funky white sister" with the approval of the rapper, went viral during the summer with her funny cover of the 2002 song "Work It" by Elliott.

Elliott gave Halsey a shout after her performance: "Look at my Funky White Sista! Ayyyye". Elliott responded to the USA TODAY tweet and added: "I love Mary and, honestly, her spirit is so beautiful and sincere."

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The Twitter user @ DressOffSwift13 pointed to Halsey's appearance and added "I stan" to the American Music Awards.

The user @cschiketantz said it was one of the best moments of the whole night: "Seeing the funky white sister of @MissyElliott cheering in the #AMAs audience was definitely a top 3 moment in the broadcast."

@mhensel reduced it, qualifying the epic scene in the best way: "And so, I became a big fan of Ciara, she killed that performance, Sheesh, I added Missy and a cameo of Missy's funky white sister and that was what Best of the night. "

The user @ Alexisnth said he was "living" for the time being.

Elliott surprised Halsey by joining her on stage during a performance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in September. Halsey stopped her singing for a moment, clearly in shock, and then jumped again so they could finish the song together. After they finished their performance, Halsey and Elliott gave each other a big hug.

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