Jimmy Fallon Invites TikTok Creators to Perform Their Viral Hits

Jimmy Fallon is giving TikTok creators their time to shine. On Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the host virtually welcomed the creators of five viral TikTok dances to discuss their success and perform their routines.

The creators’ appearances came after Fallon was criticized for having TikTok star Addison Rae perform the viral dances on the late-night show without giving credit to those who created them, many of whom are Black.

“On our last show before break we did a bit with Addison Rae where she taught me eight viral TikTok dances,” Fallon said. “We recognize that the creators of those dances deserve to have their own spotlight, so right now some of the creators will join me to talk about how their dance went viral and then perform the dance themselves.”

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First up were Mya Nicole Johnson and Chris Cotter, who created the viral dance to Cardi B’s song “Up.”

Cotter said he and Johnson decided to choreograph to the track because they thought it had the “potential to go viral,” while Johnson recalled Cardi B’s support of them.

“That was really exciting,” she said. “She posted our video two times on her Instagram and then one time on TikTok, so that was a great experience.”

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YvnggPrince, who created the “Corvette Corvette” challenge, was next, and discussed his future hopes as a college student, actor, model and dancer.

“I want to be an all-around performer, entertainer,” he said. “Will Smith and Kevin Hart, they’re, like, my inspirations. I love their journey.”

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Fly Boy Fu, who created “Laffy Taffy (Remix),” and indii, who’s responsible for the accompanying dance, appeared next, with the former revealing he laid down the track in one take, and the latter sharing that she choreographed the dance in five minutes.

“It shocked me because I wasn’t even expecting it to go viral,” she admitted.

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“Blinding Lights” dance creators MACDADDYZ said their love for The Weeknd inspired them to choreograph the viral dance. 

“The foot move, that was our go-to dance back then, so we put that in there, we added some hand movements, and it just kind of went together perfectly,” they said.

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