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Black creators on TikTok have said on and off the platform they will not dance to the popular Megan Thee Stallion song, which has been streamed more than 16 million times on Spotify, with the video for the song receiving more than 11 million views on YouTube.
TikTok star Addison Rae received backlash for performing dances created by Black TikTok dancers on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon without giving them any credit, and Fallon later invited the creators of the eight dances Rae performed on his show in April in order to highlight them in response to the controversy. Not all Black creators are participating in the TikTok strike, with Kaelyn Kastle telling the Times that some of her peers cannot afford financially to stop putting out TikTok content.
Black dancers and choreographers have long had outsize influence in the dance world, with Black and African-based dance styles forming the basis of many mainstream dance forms like jazz, hip hop and tap. Copyright and credit for dance creators has become a greater issue as dances have spread on social media and online platforms, and a of dance creators have filed copyright suits against Epic Games—largely unsuccessfully—over dances they say they created that were used in the video game Fortnite.
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