Thanks to the viral phenomenon known as the Mannequin Challenge taking a firm grip at the top of popular culture for the past week, Rae Sremmurd have landed a US number one single on the Billboard chart for their track “Black Beatles.” The single soared its way to the top after a host of celebrities started to post their own videos standing still mid-action as “Black Beatles” scored the challenge in the background. Perhaps what took the its viral potential to a whole new level was as soon as original Beatle Sir Paul McCartney took the challenge early last week.
Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to share her excitement about “Black Beatles” landing the title as top song in the US: “why? Cuz 2 Lil black kids got the NUMBER 1 RECORD IN THE COUNTRY & I’m soooooo happy for Mike Will.” She celebrated with a freestyle over the “Black Beatles” beat. Listen to her “Black Barbies” freestyle below.