• Christopher Fagan

Jalaiah Harmon Invented The Renegade Dance Not Charli D'Amelio


Don't try to lie. You're just as addicted to the TikTok app as the rest of us 40 year old men and women and if you are then you've heard the sound ringing in your ear as you sit on your couch without socks or lay in bed flipping up on the app. Renegade Renegade Renegade. You would be forgiven for thinking that Charli D'Amelio created the dance. She sure is enjoying an outstanding run of viral energy from the dance but who deserves the credit for its creation?


Meet Jalaiah Harmon, age 14 and the one and only creator of the viral dance. It was only after Atlanta rapper K Camp shined a light on Jalaiah and her friend Skyler.


On a CNN news article by Amir Vera the ATL rapper made it clear who deserves the praise and full recognition. "Thank you Jalaiah and Skylar for helping make lottery the BIGGEST song in the world," he said. Now the push to give them the credit has begun to catch on and the two have been given the stage to show their stuff but is it enough? Do they just deserve a thank you from influencers or do they deserve a matching piece of what was given to influencers from advertisers that made money from the dance?

What are your thoughts on this issue? People see this as another example of people being taken advantage of and having their creations stolen for money and change history of its origins. Since the push to spread the truth of the dances origin Jalaiah has since gained a huge following online. She now has over 1 million followers on TikTok.

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