Fallon then spoke to Mya Nicole Johnson and Chris Cotter, who are behind the viral "Up" dance; Dorien Scott, the creator of "Corvette Corvette"; Fly Boy Fu, who made the "Laffy Taffy" remix, and Indii, who created the dance; Adam Snyder, Nate Nale and Greg Dahl, who are behind the "Blinding Lights" dance; and Keara Wilson, who created the "Savage" dance.
Following the segment on the March 26 episode, Fallon and Rae were widely criticized on social media for failing to acknowledge the predominately Black creators of the dances that Rae performed. The controversy fed into wider issues of white Instagram and TikTok stars going viral for creative ideas dreamed up by smaller POC accounts, as well as issues of cultural appropriation.
Rae addressed the issue in an interview with TMZ. "I think they were all credited in the original YouTube posting, but it's kinda hard to credit during the show," she said. "But they all know that I love them so much and I mean, I support all of them so much. And hopefully one day we can all meet up and dance together."
She added: "They deserve all the credit because they came up with these amazing trends."
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This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.