Addison Rae has responded after she faced heavy backlash for not crediting the mostly Black creators of dances she recently performed on The Tonight Show.
Rae, a social media star born Addison Easterling, told TMZ it was not her intention to snub those who brainstormed the moves.
“I think they were all credited in the original YouTube posting, but it’s kinda hard to credit during the show,” she said. “But they all know that I love them so much and I mean, I support all of them so much. And hopefully one day we can all meet up and dance together.”
The creators of the dances are listed in the credits of the YouTube clip from the show but were not identified on the show or within the video on YouTube.
Asked if host Jimmy Fallon or anyone from The Tonight Show had been in contact over the heat she was taking, Easterling said the show was discussing the incident “behind the scenes.” Dance creators such as @jazlynebaybee, @flyboyfu, @yvnggprince and @theemyanicole are listed in the Tonight Show video.
“They deserve all the credit because they came up with these amazing trends,” she said.