Around the globe TikTok users are creating their own videos to Drake’s latest number one, Toosie Slide.
And thanks to the countless renditions, videos using ‘#ToosieSlide’ have reached over three billion plays on the video platform, and given the rapper yet another record.
The astonishing amount of views make Drake the fastest rising music trend on TikTok, TMZ reported on Friday.
The song’s simple chorus ‘It go, right foot up, left foot slide, left foot up, right foot slide, basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy, can’t let this one slide,’ has provided the short video platform with a quick to learn dance.
Users were quick to pick up on the dance that follows the directions of the song, similar to the Cha Cha Slide.
Kylie Jenner last held the record for fastest growing musical trend back in October with her hit ‘Rise and shine,’ but the outlet reported Drake passed one billion faster than the makeup mogul.
Artists including Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Lebron James and TikTok stars have all done highly viewed videos of the dance.
Toosie Slide was released by Drake (born Aubrey Graham) on April 3 and debuted at number one on the Billboard chart.
The accomplishment made the Toronto based rapper the first male artist to have a three number one debuts.
According to NPR, the top 5 of the Billboard 100 all of TikTok challenges, and dances associated with them, that are typically fan created after a song’s release.
But Drake created the song with the help of Atlanta dancer Toosie, to create a custom dance for the song, that would help it go viral.
The bite-sized video platform, with videos maxing out at 60 seconds, recently propelled Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion up 70 spots on the Billboard chart, with her song Savage, after a dance was created on TikTok.
The song also comes at a time when most of the country, and countries around the globe are on lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.
So, Drake had to get creative for the Toosie Slide music video, which he filmed at his mansion in Toronto and produced with the help of some popular YouTube, Instagram and TikTok dancers.
The clip first opens with shots of some empty streets in his native city, which is on lockdown like many major cities in the US and Europe.
Directed by Theo Skudra, the rapper dances around his home while wearing a Nike balaclava, camouflage jacket and gloves.
The 33-year-old also didn’t miss the opportunity to include a tribute to Kobe Bryant.
At around the 55-second mark of the video two jerseys with the NBA legend’s numbers 8 and 24 are seen laid out on a desk.
Drake dances through the room which appears to hold some of his music awards as well memorabilia and pieces of art.
The Toronto rapper gave fans a taste of what to expect from his hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2018 LP Scorpion by unleashing the tracks When to Say When and Chicago Freestyle on SoundCloud last month, along with one music video for both songs, and he also released the song War.
The God’s Plan hitmaker rapped about fatherhood and his Billboard chart records on When to Say When, mentioning the mother of his two-year-old son, Adonis, Sophie Brussaux.
On one verse, he raps: ‘Ayy, 33 years, I gave that to the game/ 33 mill, I save that for the ring/ 500 weeks, I fill the charts with my pain … Baby mama fluke, but I love her for who she is… (sic)’
Back in December, Drake announced he was ‘finishing up’ his new album.
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