Most of the world can’t wait to jump on Instagram and show off at the slightest hint of a new dance challenge. Most of the world doesn’t hold a city-limit-spanning grudge about the idea of proper attribution and credit for its distinct sounds. Most of the world, as you already know, is not New Orleans.
While more than a few people were willing to hop on the #InMyFeelingsChallenge in the city, even more were vocally opposed to what they saw as another outsider racking up accolades and money off of the sound they helped create. Drake has a tendency to mine any and all scenes for anything he can turn into a hit. And he’s tapped the bounce vein before, as recently as two singles ago. When Big Freedia appeared as a disembodied voice in the “Nice For What” video, it sparked a conversation about credit that extended well outside of Freedia’s home. Even making the decision to shoot the “In My Feelings” video in New Orleans couldn’t force the city to put away its side-eye. So while there are a few people willing to take on the challenge in a straightforward way…
#InMyFeelingsChallenge #Nola #neworleansbounce @Drake pic.twitter.com/34PWeqgNQJ
— #BabyBalor (@BabyBalorLogan) July 13, 2018
…plenty more at least had to put a bit of a spin on it before they’d send it back into the world.
Soooo about this #Inmyfeelingschallenge @Drake !! Such a New Orleans boy 😂 where the Nola flavor! #ThatViewTho #Retweet pic.twitter.com/1zjJNhfBSl
— … (@TheRealMoosieee) July 11, 2018
This is how it’s done in New Orleans pic.twitter.com/aU4y8mTSKI
— Donovan Weatherspoon (@2realmacdatfee) July 9, 2018
Plenty of other people rejected the idea entirely, saying that New Orleans already knows how to dance to its own music.
New Orleans looking at the #InMyFeelingsChallenge pic.twitter.com/Zchs3mwkKB
— V*Ƨ (@VakoStrange) July 9, 2018
#InMyFeelingsChallenge sooooo #nola #neworleans y'all just gonna let these folks misappropriate our #bounce music like this and dance crazy off a perfectly good beat #504
— Me (@ill_wait_) July 13, 2018
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