It’s been 17 years since Alyson Stoner starred in Missy Elliott’s “Work It” music video, but apparently dancing is like riding a bike? Apparently you just remember how to do it! Or at least, that’s the case for the 26-year-old. On Monday night (August 26), she surprisingly joined the rapper onstage during her Video Vanguard performance, which was a medley of greatest hits, including “Work It.”
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 27, 2019
On Tuesday (August 27), the dancer took to Twitter to respond to a fan asking if she had to rehearse before the epic performance. “Let’s talk quick facts..” she wrote. “[Choreographer] HiHat hit me up a day before to jump in, said ‘do your thing’ and then it was showtime. But those grooves don’t leave your system.”
Let’s talk quick facts.. HiHat hit me up a day before to jump in, said “do your thing” and then it was showtime. 😅😳🙏🏽💁🏻♀️ But those grooves don’t leave your system. ❤️ https://t.co/N1ufMVu2uv
— Alyson Stoner (@AlysonStoner) August 27, 2019
Obviously cause she freakin crushed it!
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Missy also praised Stoner on Twitter:
.@AlysonStoner it’s been 17 years since we did Work IT and over the years people always ask me where is that lil girl from your video “Work It”🙌🏾 so I couldn’t of done this vma performance without you there! Love you🤗❤️ thank you so much https://t.co/nT0qtRe1Mi
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 27, 2019
Stoner was going to be at the awards show, as she was on hand to help honor Missy with the Video Vanguard Award.
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“I promised I wouldn’t cry this time, I cry at every award,” the emcee told the crowd when she received her golden moonman. “I never thought that I’d be standing up here receiving this award.
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