Rae Sremmurd is riding the #MannequinChallenge wave as often as they can. Even before catching a flight.
The rap duo was approached by TMZ on Friday and asked to pull off the meme at a check-in counter at an airport. The two were both great sports and froze to strike a pose. The video, of course, was scored to their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Black Beatles,” of course.
Brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi were both stunned by how big the meme had got. “Everybody’s doing it around the world,” Lee told EW last week. “Everybody’s squad is doing it. All these kids are doing it. All these football teams are doing it. All the homies are doing it. We’re just like, ‘Damn!'”
As to why “Black Beatles” was picked to score the meme, Lee had a simple explanation. “It’s the best song out!” he laughed. “It has a good mood to it, and the world is just appreciating that song. When it comes on, it makes you feel a certain vibe. You really pay attention to what’s going on. You see everything that’s going on… it feels like you’re frozen, that something big is about to happen. When the beat drops, it’s perfect.”
See the video below.