We live in a world where a song can reach, and stay in, a No. 1 spot on the charts after becoming a viral hit, and everyone wants a piece of the pie. Some critics would like to blame it on today’s culture, but this is something that has been going on for decades—albeit without the help of social media in previous generations. Recently, we witnessed Drake share “Toosie Slide,” an instructional track that he hopes would have the same viral appeal as his 2018 smash hit “In My Feelings.” Not long after, Jermaine Dupri popped up with “Da Sauce,” and fans began pointing out similarities.
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Jermaine Dupri’s “Da Sauce” is a song specifically created to show off dance steps. Jermaine’s good friend and collaborator Usher even starred in a few videos that showed how to execute “Da Sauce” correctly, and it sparked a challenge where people have been putting their spins on the So So Def icon’s latest effort.
However, some avid Drake fans have accused Jermaine Dupri of copying the OVO Sound founder, so Dupri took to Twitter to clear things up. “So it’s alotta [clowns] coming to my IG page saying all you did was steal drakes dance,” Dupri wrote. “I posted this video on March 21st,drakes video came out on April 3rd #igottimetoday.” Check out Jermaine Dupri’s tweet, along with a video of Usher performing “Da Sauce” dance, below.