‘Renegade Dance’ teen creator finally gets credit

Do you know how to Renegade? The Reel 360 team is comfortable enough in our ages to say, we do not. And we might end up in an Urgent Care Center, if we attempted it. But we do appreciate its intricacies. The Renegade is one of the most popular dances on social media right now and the teenager behind it is finally getting credit which is long overdue.

The Renegade Dance challenge is all over TikTok, the popular app used mostly by younger teens. Even celebrities, including Lizzo and Alex Rodriguez, have posted videos of themselves with their own adaptations of the dance.

Fourteen-year-old Jalaih Harmon can thank Atlanta rapper K Camp for the props and recognition. The Atlanta-based rapper’s song, Lottery, is as hot a the dance. On Friday, the rapper tweeted a video of himself with Jalaiah Harmon, 14 and her friend Skylar, 13. The girls were doing their famous dance moves to Lottery and performing the dance.

“Thank you Jalaiah and Skylar for helping make lottery the BIGGEST song in the world,” he said. “Tell the blogs eat it up!”

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According to CNN, Jalaiah originally posted her dance on Funimate, a video app similar to TikTok. She later reposted it on Instagram in September 2019.About a month later, the dance made its way to TikTok through other creators and it went viral with teenagers worldwide.

According to The New York Times, all the users were doing the dance sequence with similar moves to Jalaiah, but she received no credit.

“I think I could have gotten money for it, promos for it, I could have gotten famous off it, get noticed,” Jalaiah told the Times. “I don’t think any of that stuff has happened for me because no one knows I made the dance.”

Reel 360 certainly hopes you do, Jalaiah.