Watch: Louis Theroux stars in Jiggle Jiggle music video
The documentary maker turned an unlikely rap sensation when he appeared on Amelia Dimoldenberg’s Rooster Store Date collection earlier this yr and repeated a rap he had discovered for an episode of his collection Bizarre Weekends in 2000.
The clip went viral on TikTok and has since been remixed hundreds of occasions, sparking Theroux’s shock collaboration with Jason Derulo for Jiggle Jiggle.
Within the video, Theroux and Dimoldenberg recreate the Rooster Store Date sequence earlier than driving off to order “500 nuggets” from a “Drive Theroux”, whereas Derulo joins in with a verse of his personal.
Variations of Jiggle Jiggle have been streamed greater than 70 million occasions on TikTok after producing duo Duke & Jones set the Rooster Store Date clip to music.
It was subsequently become a dance craze by performing arts college students Jess Qualter and Brooke Blewitt, which solely enhanced its virality.
Theroux admitted earlier this yr in an interview with the New York Instances that he has “a level of blended emotions” concerning the success he has skilled as a rapper.
He mentioned: “It’s a bittersweet factor to expertise a breakthrough second of virality by one thing that, on the face of it, appears so disposable and so out of retaining with what it’s that I really do in my work. However there we’re.”
In the identical interview, he dismissed any prospect of changing into a touring act on the rap scene — regardless of the very fact he is behind one of the in style verses of current years.
He mentioned: “It’s not like I’ve a list and, like, now I can launch all of my different novelty rap fragments. I’m clearly not going to tour it. Come see Mr. Jiggle himself. It might be a 20-second-long gig.”
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Theroux returned to documentary making earlier this yr with Forbidden America — a three-part collection chronicling America’s relationship with social media. specializing in pornography, far proper politics and the lure music scene.
Throughout the filming of one in every of these episodes, Theroux was kicked out of one in every of his interviewee’s homes after a bad-tempered confrontation.
Watch: Louis Theroux references his viral rap in first TikTok