Rapper Juvenile remixed his classic 1999 song "Back That Thang Up" as part of the U.S. government's effort to vaccinate urban youth.
The new remix is part of the White House's campaign to increase vaccination rates among Black people who are hesitant to take the Covid-19 mRNA shots.
The music video that accompanies the new remix features Juvenile with his former Ca$H Money Records label boss Mannie Fresh. The two rappers dance with scantily clad women while urging viewers to "vax that thang up."
Girl you looks good, won't you vax that thang up
You’s a handsome young brother, won’t you vax that thang up
Date in real life you need to vax that thang up
Feeling freaky all night you need to vax that thang up
Mannie appears on screen with dozens of dancing eggplants as he raps:
I know you can't stand it
No holding hands chick
But when we get the shot we gonna be romancing
Girl you can be the queen
We can meet up at the spot and we can do the thing
Twitter reacted to Juvenile and Mannie's effort.
Fauci broke the bank on this one
— Hibachi ? (@AStarr23) July 7, 2021
The bag must’ve been crazy lol
— Barry Vandross (@COLDSPAMLARRY90) July 7, 2021
I need to know how much they got paid for this ?
— Kashae (@KaaaaPow_) July 7, 2021