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.
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Nicki Minaj raised eyebrows when she added a last minute verse to her and Doja Cat's "Say So" remix after apparently listening to Beyonce's impressive rap effort on Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" remix.
Beyonce and Megan dropped the track to great reviews on Thursday. The mother-of-three flexed her rap skills on "Savage," saying, "If you want to see some real ass, baby here's your chance."
On the same day, Nicki and Doja announced they too were dropping a remix. Nicki urged fans to ignore the first leak of "Say So" and wait for the second release that contained this messy verse:
"Why you talkin' 'bout who body fake? With all them fillers in your face, you just full of hate. That real ass ain't keep your nigga home. Now you're lookin silly, that's word to silicone..."
Speculation ran rampant that Nicki was dissing either Beyonce or talk TV guru Wendy Williams in the remix. But Nicki cleared the air by taking to Instagram and posting: "The line ain't about Wendy tho #SaySoRemix."
Both Nicki and Beyonce are pushing 40. It makes sense for them to hitch their wagons to younger artists to stay relevant in a younger market.
The real surprise is that neither woman approached fading star Cardi B for a collabo.
A "lost" Whitney Houston track was remixed and released digitally by DJ-producer Kygo on Friday, 7 years after her death.
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Remember that "Jealous" duet featuring Beyonce and Chris Brown that leaked online this week?
Well, as it turns out, Beyonce didn't authorize the remix with or without Brown. And furthermore, she didn't even know about it.
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The Internet is buzzing about R&B singer Beyonce teaming up with rapper Nicki Minaj for a remix of Bey's "Flawless" single. On the track Nicki announces she's "the queen of rap slaying with Queen Bey." But Beyonce surprised everyone when she referenced the now infamous elevator beatdown of her aging husband, Jay Z, by her sister Solange: "Of course sometimes sh*t go down when it's a billion dollars on the elevator," said Bey.
What is Beyonce's point? Is she saying an obscene amount of money made her sister mentally unstable?