Did we lose another recipe? X users believe the Swag Surf has been gentrified after Taylor Swift and co’s flavorless attempt at the dance.
The world’s most famous Chiefs fan, Taylor Swift (insert sarcasm), has become a fixture of NFL Sunday conversations. Usually, most of the conversation is about cameras constantly cutting to Swift and her friends to see the ridiculously popular singer’s reactions to whatever her beau, Travis Kelce, does something on the field.
That continued to be the case during the Chiefs NFL Wild Card matchup with the Miami Dolphins this past weekend. Swift once again went viral for her custom Nike puffer jacket to battle the extreme cold and her flavorless attempt at doing the Swag surf.
A clip shared on the Sunday Night Football official account on X, formerly Twitter, showed the “Bad Blood” singer butchering the dance made famous by Fast Life Yungstaz for their song “Swag Surfin.”
I’M SWAG. I’M SURFING.
It’s a party in KC. pic.twitter.com/iams28jD54
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 14, 2024
The jokes were immediate, and so were the fears that melanin-deficient publications and websites would somehow credit Taylor Swift for the song’s popularity, and as expected, that happened.
“What is Swag Surfin? Everything to know about Chiefs’ viral dance celebration as Taylor Swift, Donna Kelce participate.”
I never thought I’d see the day they gentrified Swag Surfin. pic.twitter.com/CgyfmQapx2
— Alyssa Rose (@AH_Belonging) January 24, 2024
The article literally broke down the dance and eventually had to be updated with the dance originating in Atlanta.
Only reason the world know about Whoop Rico & Swag Surfin is because of Sparkles Skating Rink. Riverdale piped the whole Atlanta Up & Southside Mafia and 220 been doing it since 2004 the world didn’t catch on till 2008/9 cc: ATLScooby pic.twitter.com/Raj3H2zCUn
— Atlanta Hood Historian (@kodakk6000) March 23, 2022
Even Plies chimed in on the matter.
“I Luv Seeing Taylor Swift & The Kansas City Chiefs Rock Out To “Swag Surfing” On Sundays. But Media Let’s Stop Acting Like They Created It! Let’s Give Props To F.L.Y, Atlanta & The HBCU Community For Birthing The Phenomenon!!” the rapper said in a post on X.
I Luv Seeing Taylor Swift & The Kansas City Chiefs Rock Out To “Swag Surfing” On Sundays. But Media Let’s Stop Acting Like They Created It! Let’s Give Props To F.L.Y, Atlanta & The HBCU Community For Birthing The Phenomenon!!
— Plies (@plies) January 23, 2024
Not one lie detected in Plies post.
We are sure Taylor Swift meant no harm, but boy, did they try it.
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