The little girl from Missy Elliott's music videos may be all grown up, but she hasn't forgotten about the artist who gave her her big break. Back in the early 2000s, Alyson Stoner was a mainstay in Missy's videos, including "Work It" and "Gossip Folks" — she was basically the Maddie Ziegler to Missy's Sia. Alyson, now 21, 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 on Thursday. 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, 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." Watch the impressive video above now.
— Alyson Stoner (@AlysonOnTour) February 10, 2015