As the #MannequinChallenge continues to make a big impression on the pop culture world, Rae Sremmurd stopped by ESPN's SportsCenter on Monday to discuss the success that it's brought them. After joining the show's cast and crew for their own Mannequin Challenge to open the segment, Rae Sremmurd talked about how they got involved in the viral video craze.
"I was going through Twitter and I seen a video of little high schoolers doing a Mannequin Challenge and I thought it was cool. I brought it to everybody and was like 'We're gonna do one.' We did our video to 'Black Beatles' and made the freshest video ever and it just went crazy, dumb viral mannequin," said Slim Jxmmi. Swae Lee explained that he was impressed with the teens' unique idea. "I was like, man, that's creative. Gotta get that bread for it though," he said.
According to Jxmmi, capitalizing on the success won't be a problem for them. "I don't think Ear Drummers is going to escape the paycheck though. It's coming to us," he said. "Black Beatles" recently hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, so he's likely correct in that regard.
After being asked what their favorite versions of the challenge were, the pair expressed appreciation for the videos from the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and Paul McCartney. There's been so many versions that they seem to have lost track, finding out on the air that Michelle Obama and LeBron James had done a version as well.
You can watch their SportsCenter appearance in the video above.