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At 14, Jalaya Hormone has created the most viral dance ever seen on the internet. The problem? No one knew he made it. After a profile New York Times, He finally got the credit he deserved. In an interview with Diversity, Harmon (and her mother, Stephanie Harmon) discuss how her life has changed and what she plans to do next.
What happened to Renegade?
Jalaiah: I made a dance one day and I asked this girl if she wanted to do it with me as a collaborator? Then I sent him my video and he recreated the video but I found the song on someone else’s page. Then, we both posted videos, created captions. We posted it on Instagram and nowhere else is ik tiktok, dubsmash. It didn’t go viral after that. After that, I started watching Tickets dance and I just saw people do it without giving me any credit. I tried to comment under people’s posts that it was me, but no one would believe me because I wasn’t really famous for the ticket. When Charlie [D’Amelio] And as everyone else starts doing it, it becomes more viral and people start to know what the dance is but they don’t know who made it. Then the Content of Global Head of Dubsmash reached out to me and asked me if I made the dance and I said yes. He said that a journalist wrote an article about me and the credit I need for dancing. Then Taylor [Lorenz] He came to my house and interviewed me New York timeShots. Then the article was published and thus everyone started to know who danced.
His mother: They have brought legitimacy to his claim. When she likes, “Mom, from someone New York The Times wants to talk to me, I like, ‘What? How do you know it’s valid? ‘”And I said,” Yes, you can give him my number. “
How did you come up with the dance?
Jalaiah: I was formally trained so I just got a song and I developed the technique of beating and moving the sound. I used to dance all the time. I still do. So it was just normal for me. It was just a dance I made one day. But I didn’t know it was going to go viral.
How you continued the campaign attack after logging into your profile New York Times?
Jalaiah: I wasn’t really ready for it, but I had to get used to it. I was still learning because I didn’t consider myself famous, but all the opportunities started coming to me. People can recognize me in public, even with a mask.
How do you explain what is going on with your mother?
Jalaiah: I told my mom that I made the dance when we were on vacation and a lot of people were doing it and it was going viral, but no one knew it was me. He was just like, “Do another dance.” And I was like, “It’s not easy.” I don’t know if it will go viral.
How did your friends react to Renegade?
Jalaiah: They were excited for me. They were happy that I got my credit. They were very helpful to me. But before that, they commented on other people’s posts and confirmed that they knew it wouldn’t work, but they tried.
Before all of this, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Jalaiah: I wanted to be a professional dancer and now more opportunities are coming for me. I want to dance at Dance 411 now.
His mother: Dance 411 is a very popular dance studio in Atlanta. Lots of people even come to celebrity studios to do choreography. He went there and started following the dancers and said, “I want to go there.” I was first, when we got off at 5 o’clock to work and school, I wasn’t driving all the way to town. Mother is one mother. Now I don’t see him going there. So it was like a dream that we can test as a result.
Who would you be if you could collaborate with someone?
Jalaiah: When I grow up, I want to be a professional choreographer and eventually own my own studio. I think I want to collaborate with Missy Elliott like a music video of hers.
What would you do if a tick was banned?
Jalaiah: I would somehow be disappointed because I have more followers on Instagram than I do. My idea is I can tell people to follow my Instagram. I know other people would be disappointed if Tiktok was banned because you know that’s what they do.
His mother: I mean, it’s easier to get a ticket follower than Instagram’s, you can fight for it on Instagram. You really have to make a page worthwhile.
Jalaiah: Instagram is more professional to me. Tick tock, you can do whatever you want.
Who is your biggest celebrity fan?
Jalaiah: Michelle Obama. He tweeted the NBA All-Star video.
His mother: His team also arrived a few months after the tour of his book to be part of that publicity campaign. We are just patiently waiting for what he wants to live with by accident.