Miley Cyrus recently released a video of her twerking to a Hip-Hop dance song titled “Wop”. The song skyrocketed back up the charts and has given a reawakening to the single, which was first released in 2009. The viral video now has 3,000,000 views on YouTube.
The original music video, which features Florida-bred rappers T-Pain and Flo Rida, has collected nearly 9,000,000 views.
The song has started a craze – from dance teams, to celebrities and even a panda (video below), everyone’s trying to “wop”.Man, I’m just as blessed as I’ve always been. It’s just more people know about it. What’s crazy is that Miley actually reached out to me on Twitter a few months ago, just talking about how much she loved the record. We’ve been talking back and forth for a minute, we used to play about posting a video. I’m honestly just as shocked as everybody else when I saw it. I was like ‘Man, that girl can move for real!’.
I’m shocked, excited and appreciative. All the things you’d expect I would be. “WOP” has had unbelievable success as an independent record. It went Gold and it was my first major release. For that to have happen before that, we joke around and say it’s the most known unknown Gold record out there. She brought it to life for all the rest of the people that we have been trying to figure out to get to, at once. It was cool. It was awesome. The Miley video put it up to #30 on the Hip Hop charts and #61 on all genres of music. Before that, when “Wop” blew up the first time, when the record was going gold, I peaked at #31 on the Hip Hop charts. It definitely had gone way back down and then when Miley did her thing, it skyrocketed, it jumped up forreal. Higher than it had ever been. I love the record but I feel like Miley brought the attention to the record. Nobody makes anybody buy the record, people buy the record because they like the record. The fact that she danced to the record is what brought everybody’s attention to it. She’s veryI had no idea she was going to do the video. We had joked about, I knew she loved the record and I knew she was a fan but I thought that was the end of it. When she posted that video, I was in the bed sick that night. I just started getting text after text after text and I didn’t even look at them. I was about to shut my phone off.
All the texts were like “did you see it?”, I didn’t know what people were talking about. I saw that Miley hit me up on DM, in a message and was like “Did you check the page?”. I went and checked her Facebook page and I looked at the video and I thought ‘Man, this video is so dope!’. She was like “Yo dig it?”, and I said “I love it!”. We joked after that about we’re going to get matching unicorn tattoos. It was a joke and people took it way too serious. The next day the video was on Good Morning America and The Today Show. I really didn’t know what kind of power and reach that girl had until right there.
instrumental in the sales of the record going the way they’ve been going.