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You Need to Watch the New Missy Elliott Video Immediately

Christmas came early this year, guys. And Missy Elliott is Santa Claus. In a mirrored tracksuit.

By which I mean: This morning Missy Elliott dropped the video for her new single, "WTF (Where They From)."  Like all Missy videos, it is a) awesomely weird and b) packed to the gills with the world's most amazing dancers.

To the latter point: I was able to spot—just on an initial viewing—Les Twins, Comfort Fedoke, Ivan "Flipz" Velez and 10-year-old Phoenix Lil' Mini, who appears to be Missy's new Alyson Stoner.

To the former point: There are also marionette versions of Missy and Pharrell busking in the subway, surrealist makeup looks involving copious amounts of glitter and some sort of insane hybrid between an egg carton and a cryogenic freezing chamber.

And the aforementioned mirrored tracksuit.

Basically it's a world that—like all Missy Elliott worlds—transcends the laws of physics and logic.

YAAAAAS.

If it feels like there's been a Missy-shaped hole in your heart for a loooong time now, that's because there has been: She hasn't released an album for more than a decade. (Required #TBT viewing: "Lose Control," from 2005's The Cookbook.) Welcome back, old friend.

Also: Would you rather be best friends with the "WTF" dancers, or the Bieber "Sorry" dancers? DEEP THOUGHTS.

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