As the mannequin challenge continues to flourish, Rae Sremmurd is reaping all the benefits. After scoring a No. 1 record with “Black Beatles”, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi skated over to ESPN’s SportsCenter to discuss the monstrous success of the Mike Will Made-It-produced record and the craze behind the Mannequin Challenge.
Before delving into their interview, the “No Flex Zone” tandem joined the SportsCenter staff to orchestrate their own rendition of the challenge. Afterwards, Slim Jxmmi explained how they first learned of the popular challenge that is currently taking over the country.
“I was going through Twitter and I seen a video of little high schoolers doing a Mannequin Challenge and I thought it was cool. I brought it to everybody and was like, ‘We’re gonna do one.’ We did our video to ‘Black Beatles’ and made the freshest video ever, and it just went crazy, dumb viral,” he said.
Later, his brother, Swae Lee, chimed in how the record “Black Beatles” took off. “We had put out a song called ‘Black Beatles’ and it was a hot song that the world gravitated toward. It just brought a good feel.”
The indomitable record continues to pick up steam as Michelle Obama and LeBron James were the latest stars to strike a pose for the Mannequin Challenge. According to the duo, their favorite ones came from the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and real-life Beatle Paul McCartney. They also expressed their desire to knock out another challenge with the Cowboys’ hottest rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot.
“We gonna do the Mannequin Challenge with Dak and Zeke at the Super Bowl,” said Jxmmi. Hopefully, Dallas can deliver on their end and make it to the big game, so we can see the Mannequin Challenge done on the biggest stage in sports.