Alyson Stoner's Missy Elliott Dance Video Is Still 1 of the Best Tributes Ever
Back in the early 2000s, Alyson Stoner was a mainstay in Missy Elliott's music videos, including "Work It" and "Gossip Folks" — and though the little girl we all wanted to be is now an adult, she hasn't forgotten about the artist who gave her her big break. Alyson, now 26, recently reunited with Missy at the MTV VMAs as part of her Video Vanguard Award medley. She wowed the crowd with her breakdancing and backflips, proving that she'll be working it forever.
In 2015, Alyson also paid homage to her former collaborator with an awesome dance routine done to a medley of Missy's hits, which she posted to her YouTube channel. The dancer and actress enlisted the help of Monica Parales, who also danced in the "Gossip Folks" video. Alyson gave an exclusive interview to Buzzfeed at the time, saying, "When Missy comes on the radio or in public, I immediately pause, feel so sentimental, and start replaying memories in my head." Missy herself reached out to Alyson via Twitter after watching the tribute, writing, "Very sweet of you." Relive the impressive video above now.