Missy Elliott’s 2002 Under Construction single “Work It” seems to be the inspiration behind the marketing copy of Pottery Barn’s push for their line of sofas and sectionals.
“Flip It, Switch It, Reverse It,” Pottery Barn’s small spaces section reads with a subtle twist in reference to Missy’s multi-platinum selling record. The price tag for the flexible sofas meant for studio apartments ranges from $499 to $4,699.
The original words to “Work It” are “Is it worth it? Let me work it/I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it,” before it famously plays back in reverse.
The Timbaland-produced song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart in 2002. In 2015, “Work It” re-entered the Billboard chart at No. 35 following her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show performance.
Elliott recently made history by becoming the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Although Elliott hasn’t released an album since 2005, the Virginia-bred legend is still making contributions to music. Last week, she tapped in with burgeoning star Lizzo for the body-positive bop “Tempo.”