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If you're as nostalgic as we are, you probably YouTubed all of Missy Elliott's old music videos after her amazing guest performance with Katy Perry during the Super Bowl halftime show. Missy's awesomeness then and now is a given, but what many people remember most about her videos is the little girl in baggy clothes who killed every dance routine. That girl's name is Alyson Stoner, and in addition to working as an actress and model, she still choreographs and dances, and decided recently to drop the dope Missy Elliott tribute video with dancers from the original "Gossip Folks" video.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Stoner talked about landing the gig as dancer back in 2002, how she is still recognized for her moves today, and wanting to reconnect and collaborate with the legend now that she is back on the scene. "To this day, I remember vividly Missy Elliott, Ludacris, and my grandma riding in a golf cart to set," said Stoner. After the video dropped, she said that people would stop her and ask her to perform the routine, and her friends still want to learn Nadine "Hi-Hat" Ruffin's choreography.
She also shared her reaction to Missy's surprise appearance at the Super Bowl: "I was on a plane coming home from a film premiere when Missy surprised the world! I turned my phone back on and received over 600 messages asking if I was there and if not, why!" We definitely expected to see Stoner take the stage, but this tribute is the next best thing.