Little Mix have confirmed that Missy Elliott has recorded a guest rap on their new single How Ya Doin?

Little Mix have not be been shy about sharing their hopes of breaking America this year and have kicked off their plan with a massive coup by bringing Missy Elliott on board.

Speaking about working with the rap superstar, band member Jesy Nelson said: "We honestly can't believe that Missy is on our song! She's been one of our biggest idols for ever - it's incredible.

"As soon as we thought there might be a chance she'd appear on the track we did literally everything we could to make sure it happened."

Meanwhile, the group, which comprises Jesy, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, have thanked their new US fans for their support so far.

Jade told MTV News: "They're just incredible, aren't they? As soon as we got here, there were fans at the airport waiting for us with presents, balloons and at the hotel."

Perrie added: "They make you feel so welcome and I think as well, with our Littler Mixers, they're so dedicated. They are just proper hardcore and that's what we want."