The video, which has more than 7 million views, got the attention of Missy Elliot, who tweeted a clip of the performance with the caption, "I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER. forreal doe & she brought her home girl with her from da hood that keep tip toeing in the background with a plate of food yo I'm done! but she straight killed 'Work It' sound effect & all I love it."
Missy later noticed that the woman appeared to be eating ramen noodles, which added to her amusement.
"Wait her friend has a cup of oodles & noodles tipping in the back I think!" she tweeted. "Lord! Go awwwwf."
The Associated Press reported that Halsey works as a recreation assistant at a nursing and rehabilitation facility.
"I knew it would be big but I had no idea it would be this big," Halsey told WPRI, adding that she would like to meet Missy Elliot one day.
The explicit performance of the song can be seen on on Halsey's Facebook page.