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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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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.