Alyson Stoner Gets to ‘Work It’ with Missy Elliot at VMA’s


The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards were filled with memorable moments, including Alyson Stoner’s break out moves during Missy Elliot’s performance.

If you did not catch this year’s awards, the actress came out in a striking yellow jumpsuit with her name on the back, all ready to throw out some stunning dance moves to Missy Elliot’s song “Work It”. This comes 17 years after Stoner, as a young dancer, debuted in the music video for the song.

Her performance came as a surprise to the audience and even herself. The actress admits she was informed the day before that Elliot wanted her to dance for the epic performance.


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It was good day at the office… 👀💪🏼 I’m currently piecing together words for such a surreal and visceral experience. Above all, can we first acknowledge the joy and unifying power that characterizes @missymisdemeanorelliott legacy and musicianship?? This nostalgic and transcendent moment is shared among all of us, as equal participants from every corner of every neighborhood and generation, because of Missy’s unsurpassable ability to stand firmly at the intersection of culture, innovation, mass media, authenticity, diligence, and spirit. She is a timeless and genuine beacon of light, and we’re blessed that she’s still writing new chapters. (Younger followers: google Missy Elliott and give me a 3-page report on your findings, due Thursday.) Just wait til you hear how it all went down……… ❤️😄 . . #accessibility text: Alyson dances in a bright yellow Adidas tracksuit on stage at the VMAs. She is solo, performing some original choreography from earlier music videos as well as adding some new floorwork. The crowd is cheering passionately in celebration.

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While she might not have had a lot of time to practice, I know we were all pumped to see her step back onto a stage.