Jalaiah Harmon was given the opportunity to be front and center during the NBA All-Star Game to perform her "Renegade Dance" in Chicago tonight.
News of Jalaiah's eventual arrival was first reported by Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report
It's a major win for the 14-year-old from Fayetteville, Georgia, who choreographed the viral TikTok "Renegade Dance" back in September 2019. Despite Harmon being the one who invented the dance, which is set to K Camp's song "Lottery," she hasn't received the credit she deserves, which was never more apparent during Saturday night's NBA All-Star festivities.
When Jalaiah wasn't brought up to center court prior to one of Aaron Gordon's attempts during last night's Dunk Contest in favor of a group of white TikTok stars, people took notice.
"I was happy when I saw my dance all over," Jalaiah told the New York Times recently. "But I wanted credit for it.
"I think I could have gotten money for it, promos for it, I could have gotten famous off it, get noticed," she added. "I don't think any of that stuff has happened for me because no one knows I made the dance."
After Sunday night's performance, she might finally get it.