Forget whoever comes up in Google, Soulja Boy is the original creator of TikTok … at least, according to the rapper himself.
The “Crank That” rapper sat down with Raq on the “It’s Tricky With Raquel Harper” podcast and talked about all things TikTok … and the impact he feels he’s made on the app.
Big Draco (partially) joked around saying, he created TikTok and the folks making money behind the app need to pay up. As you know, TikTok has had huge success, reaching 1 billion users.
Many songs go viral with choreographed dances on the app … a trend Soulja says he started back in 2007 with his hit single “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” And, while he didn’t quite create the app … he raises a fair point.
All in all, though, Soulja says he’s a fan of the app. He added, his song “She Make It Clap” was only able to reach new heights because of TikTok … like climbing to no. 1 on Billboard, getting him a record deal and prompting some of Hollywood’s biggest names to listen and whip out their dance moves.
Of course, it hasn’t been all easy breezy for Soulja. You’ll recall, he got the boot from Kanye‘s “Donda” album … and Ye even trashed his verse in an interview. Eventually, they ironed out their beef and SB joked it all off.
Though he may have had some trouble getting a hit with Ye, it seems TikTok surely has welcomed him with opened arms … and he’s had huge success.
Next he says he wants to work with Jay-Z … who knows, maybe he’ll start that too.