Rapper Polo G roasts Tony Lopez over TikTok dances “ruining” songs - Dexerto

Rapper Polo G roasts Tony Lopez over TikTok dances “ruining” songs

Published: 2/Sep/2020 12:21

by Jacob Hale


Chicago rapper Polo G has roasted TikTok star Tony Lopez after a conversation about how TikTok can “ruin” songs.

Tony Lopez is one of the biggest creators on TikTok, as a member of the Hype House with around 22.4 million followers to his name, and his exuberant dancing style has occasionally made him somewhat of a meme to those uninitiated to the TikTok sphere.

That said, Lopez probably didn’t expect to find popular rapper Polo G roasting him for one of his dances.

Tony Lopez posing on bed
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Lopez has become massively popular thanks to his dancing videos — but obviously, not everyone’s a fan.

After asking his followers how TikTok could ruin a song, one user responded saying that the sounds become overplayed and people do “cringe dances” to them.

This was followed up with a video of Lopez dancing to Lil Baby’s ‘We Paid’, which became popular on the app with many users choreographing dances to it.

After watching Tony’s flamboyant dancing and movement, Polo G had obviously seen enough, obviously not impressed with what he had seen.

“OK, I see now,” he said, with a laughing emoji. “I mean, this don’t ruin it but come the f**k on.”

Polo G clearly hasn’t been well-exposed to some of the eccentricities of TikTok and the dances and videos that occupy it, but his songs have seen a lot of success and popularity on the platform, too.

‘Go Stupid’ is one that has been used extensively on TikTok, with even the likes of Addison Rae making use of it to her almost 60 million followers.

@addisonreon the way to the airport things♬ Go Stupid – Polo G & Stunna 4 Vegas & NLE Choppa

Obviously, a lot of songs have been popularized on a wider scale thanks to their use on TikTok — but Polo G might prefer different ways for his and his peers’ works to be celebrated on the app.

Lopez might have more on his mind right now, though, after accusations were mounted against him in August suggesting that he has engaged in inappropriate messaging with minors.


Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun


Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.