#FlashbackFriday: Alyson Stoner and Missy Elliott Edition

February 12, 2015

There was a time when Alyson Stoner was “that little girl from the Missy Elliott videos.” Before reaching double digits, the pigtailed breaker danced her way through three Elliott videos: “Work It” (2001), “Gossip Folks” (2002) and “I’m Really Hot” (2003).

Mini Alyson Stoner gets it in Missy Elliott’s “Work It”

As you already know
, Stoner went on to have great success in Hollywood, most notably through her role as Camille Gage in Step Up, Step Up 3D and Step Up: All In. But just because she’s #allgrownup doesn’t mean she’s forgotten her roots.

Earlier this month, when Missy Elliott made the ultimate guest appearance during Katy Perry’s Superbowl XLIX half-time show, fans we’re disappointed not to see their favorite pair of pigtails amongst the crowd of dancers. We won’t speculate too much about why Stoner wasn’t there. (After all, we were more than pleased with Elliott’s new hip-hop littles.) But we will say that, perhaps, she was too busy working on this epic Missy Elliott tribute video, which she released yesterday.

Regardless, we’re super happy this video exists. Happy Friday!