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Doja Cat recreates viral ‘Say So’ TikTok dance for new music video

Published: 27/Feb/2020 19:22 Updated: 27/Feb/2020 19:31

by Virginia Glaze

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Rapper, songwriter, and celebrity sensation Doja Cat has finally unveiled the long-awaited music video for her song ‘Say So’ — and she put an unexpected twist on her choreography.

Doja Cat broke into the public consciousness with her viral ‘Moo!’ song in 2018 (better known by its chorus, ‘B*tch I’m a Cow’), later popping off with hits like “Tia Tamera” featuring fellow rapper Rico Nasty.

Since then, she’s seen massive success, boasting her very own song for Hollywood hit ‘Birds of Prey’ and album ‘Hot Pink,’ which includes her super popular track ‘Say So.’

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Doja Cat has released the music video for her ‘Hot Pink’ single ‘Say So’ – and her choreography for the track included a surprise twist.

The song itself currently boasts over 28 million views on YouTube and even inspired a viral dance video on TikTok, created by internet star Haley “yodelinghaley” Sharpe.

Sharpe, who has amassed an impressive 1.2 million followers on the platform, scored a whopping 1.1 million likes for her choreography, which has since gone viral across the net — even catching the attention of Doja Cat, herself.

@yodelinghaleyHERE IT IS!! the full say so dance??♬ say so by doja cat – yodelinghaley

Doja’s ‘Say So’ music video went live on February 27 and has already accumulated over 143k views at the time of writing. But its 70s-inspired glitz and glam aren’t what has social media buzzing; instead, it’s her recreation of the viral TikTok dance, as though paying a star-studded homage to her fans online.

That’s not all: Doja even enlisted Sharpe to dance in the video, a clip from which has since gone equally viral across sites like Twitter.

One Tweet has even garnered over 12k likes, showing the TikTok creator getting down to the beat onset, doused in the video’s signature purple and pink lighting.

Doja previewed her ‘Say So’ music video by performing the song on The Tonight Show, which has also caught fire on YouTube.

Considering her smashing success as of late, it comes as little surprise that the rapper’s funky new track is popping off in a major way. But she’s not hoarding the success for herself, even giving her fans some shine for popularizing the hit on TikTok.

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Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun

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YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.