by Gunner Ellsworth – Staff Reporter
“Black Beatles”, this song is a real crowd pleaser. Find out how the song By Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane has swept the music world, and initiated a viral challenge further increasing its popularity. The song took down Closer by the chainsmokers for the number one spot on the billboard hot 100 list. It didn’t stop there though.
The song by Sremmurd and Mane has actually initiated its own #challenge. Following the #runningman challenge to the song “My Boo” comes the #mannequinchallenge, this challenge involves a group of people staying completely still, while the camera man walks slowly around capturing all the best poses, while the song “Black Beatles” plays in the background.
This challenge has many famous people doing it. The entire Milwaukee Bucks NBA basketball team including superstars like, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jabari Parker, did this on their team jet, this just helped shoot Black Beatles farther up on the billboards. Odell Beckham Jr. one of today most recognized football players was even caught doing this challenge pre-game. Other pro sports teams and famous people have done this challenge and it just increases its popularity.
Like a High school even Kentlake has picked up on this trend. Classes like Mrs. Best’s sixth period class have even participated. This challenge had the class frozen as if in a normal moment, but the song “Black Beatles” was playing in the background.
Many cool things have been done with this challenge, one group of personal trainers even indulged in this doing some pretty epic, (and strenuous) poses. One man was holding a flagpole, this tricky pose involves using your hands grabbing a pole and making your body perfectly horizontal to it. Holding this for a silly challenge may seem extreme but with a challenge this popular anything could happen.