Toosie, Ayo & Teo, and Hiii Key are the just incredibly popular dancers on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok — which is why Drake gave them his new single early “toosie slide”
The coronavirus pandemic, which has confined much of America to their homes and threatens to cause a worldwide economic catastrophe, almost also robbed humanity of a Drake song.
Until some days ago, that is, when four 20-years-olds premiered a new TikTok-ready dance in a sparse living room with a stationary ceiling fan.
The voice directing them to dance was immediately recognizable as Drake’s, and he was giving simple instructions: right foot up, left foot slide, right foot slide. The song been released yesterday.
“I’mma a spill a little bit of tea, not a lot,” Teo, one of the dancers from the original video says. “See, the coronavirus messed up the dropping schedule.
He was going to have us in the music video and junk, but the coronavirus stuff messed it up. So it took us two extra weeks to drop the video we made for it
It’s Thursday afternoon, and Toosie, Hiii Key, Ayo & Teo are on FaceTime, passing around a phone in what looks to the be the same living room where they created the dance.
“Drake hit me up and was like, ‘Yo, I need your help,’” Toosie says. “So he sends the record. It was just an idea at the time. It was just the hook and a verse. I came up with this dance.
[Drake said,] ‘What you think? You think you can come up with a dance for this song that I made?’ So I sit down, listen to it. Luckily, I’m at Ayo and Teo’s house with Hii Key and all of us.
We all chilling. We came up with it pretty fast. We just all pieced it together. We all contributed.”