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Georgia teen, creator of Renegade dance, performs at NBA All-Star Game

Jalaiah Harmon’s choreography has garnered millions of views online

Jalaiah Harmon, a 14-year-old from Fayetteville, Georgia, finally received the credit she deserved for the viral dance called the Renegade by performing at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Chicago.

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#Renegade has 714 million views and counting on TikTok. It is a fast-paced dance set to the song "Lottery" by Atlanta rapper K Camp, incorporating popular dance moves such as The Woah.

Jalaiah created the dance with a friend in her home in September 2019, according to The New York Times. After she posted the video to Funimate and then Instagram, another user recreated the dance on TikTok. In the thousands of spin-off videos that followed, Jalaiah was forgotten as the original choreographer.

Even celebrities Lizzo and Alex Rodriguez have tried out the dance trend.

"I was happy when I saw my dance all over, 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. I don't think any of that stuff has happened for me because no one knows I made the dance." —Jalaiah, in an interview with The New York Times

News Channel 3 Memphis reported the credit was finally given when K Camp gave her a shout-out on Twitter.

“Thank you Jalaiah and Skylar for helping make lottery the BIGGEST song in the world,” he said. “Tell the blogs eat it up!”

Thousands in attendance got to watch Jalaiah perform the Renegade in person at Chicago’s United Center at Sunday’s game.

Jalaiah continues to enjoy dancing even after social media fame and attends Atlanta studio Dance 411.

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