Drake’s “Toosie Slide” is one of the biggest songs in the world right now. However, many people probably haven’t connected the dots to notice that in the song, the rapper isn’t teaching listeners to do a new dance, she’s telling them how to do Michael Jackson‘s moonwalk!
The rapper explicitly said that it was about the dance
The video for Drake’s latest single, named for social media sensation and dancer, Toosie, was set to include him as well as dancers Ayo and Teo, but they were unable to be in it due to social distancing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Toosie, along with other dancers like SheLovesMeechie, toured with Drake on the Summer Sixteen tour.
Several fans have made posts on social media about how the chorus of “Toosie Slide” is teaching a dance that can actually be interpreted to be the moonwalk, Michael Jackson’s iconic dance. It makes total sense because the song also has the line, “I can dance like Michael Jack-son.”
While people on social media may have just realized that the song was about the moonwalk, Drake actually revealed the details of the song’s conception recently on Instagram Live. He appeared on a live stream from OVO Mark.
Drake said, “When I first made that song I was only talking about the moonwalk. But Toosie made a dance to that s**t, I didn’t know it was gonna be a dance song like that.”
He continued, “We’re just having fun getting warmed up. Album’s on the way.”
Fans react to the revelation
Some fans were totally shocked and surprised that the “Toosie Slide” was about doing the moonwalk. Others, however, conceded that the hints were there all along.
“I know he has a dance to it but he’s really describing how to moonwalk in toosie slide. Y’all know how to moonwalk? Right foot (heel) up, left foot slide…left foot (heel) up, right foot slide. Plus the MJ references. Clever if you ask me,” tweeted one person.
Someone else tweeted, “GUYS!!! THE TOOSIE SLIDE INSTRUCTIONS ARE ABOUT THE MOONWALK. I JUST F*****G REALIZED.
Looks like Drake just proved that he could make a song specifically for TikTok challenges and pay homage to Michael Jackson at the same time.
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