Alyson Stoner, Little Girl From The Missy Elliott Videos, Releases Tribute Video To The Rapper
Alyson Stoner, who starred in a series of Missy Elliott music videos around 2007, released a tribute video to the rapper, proving she’s still got it.
Alyson Stoner Missing From Super Bowl
Stoner became a fan-favorite when she was just 10-years-old, with appearances in classic Missy Elliott videos – “Work It,” “I’m Really Hot” and “Gossip Folks” – and a spot in Eminem’s video for “Just Lose It.”
Elliott was known for her groundbreaking videos, and it’s no question Stoner made the rapper’s videos that much more memorable. When Missy Elliott returned to the world stage to perform during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show earlier this month, fans immediately asked where the little girl from the music videos was.
— Erica Veiga (@emaveiga) February 2, 2015
The only thing missing from the half time show was the girl who danced in Missy Elliot’s videos.
— Sarah Jo Miller (@MillerSarahJo) February 2, 2015
To the literal 65 people asking if I’m about to dance with Missy at halftime, pic.twitter.com/KYqPw5RU4I
— Alyson Stoner (@AlysonOnTour) February 2, 2015
Alyson Stoner Creates Missy Elliott Tribute Video
With the success of Elliott’s halftime appearance, Stoner, now an adult, has released a tribute video to the rapper, where she recreates some of the iconic dances from the videos with some of the same kid dancers – now all grown up.
Stoner, who even recreates the iconic jumpsuit look from the videos, released the tribute video on Thursday, and it quickly went viral. Elliott herself saw the video and sent Stoner a thankful tweet, writing, “Very sweet of u! I teared up I remember y’all two being hard workers as kids! Love u both.”
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 12, 2015
Though she and Elliott didn’t keep in touch, Stoner says she has nothing but fond memories of her time spent performing and filming with Elliott. “My favorite video to film was ‘Work It’ because it began the incredible road ahead. Missy was protective and thoughtful of us kids, removing us from the mature scenes and using the clean version when we filmed,” Stoner revealed to BuzzFeed.
Stoner, who beat out 300 other girls for the job working for Elliott, has continued to pursue a career in the performing arts. She has appeared on multiple Disney Channel programs and voices Isabella on the network’s animated show Phineas and Ferb. She is also pursuing a singing career, and has released a few music videos of her own. And fans of the popular Step Up franchise might recognize her as Camille.