Monday, July 20, 2020

Renegade TikTok meme is now an official emote in Fortnite | Music Ally

Earlier this year, we published an article about how Atlanta rapper K Camp’s ‘Lottery’ track went viral on TikTok and Instagram last year, kickstarted by teenager Jalaiah Harmon’s video of herself dancing to the track.

The track was renamed ‘Lottery (Renegade)’ early this year to ensure that people searching for its ‘Renegade’ hook found it on streaming services.

This weekend, Harmon’s dance became an official ’emote’ in the game Fortnite. ‘The Renegade’ cost 500 V-Bucks to buy (around $5) and as with Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ emote earlier this year, a clip of the original track was included with the dance.

“Go, go, go, go, let’s go and bust out some [fire emoji] moves by @Jalaiah,” tweeted Fortnite’s official account on Saturday (18 July).

That’s notable too: credit is being given to Harmon, in contrast to past disputes where dancers and musicians have complained that Fortnite used their moves without credit – although the game’s publisher fought back against suggestions that this was copyright infringement.

Stuart Dredge


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