Drop That #NaeNae

Album: Single Release Only (2013)
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  • We Are Toonz is an Atlanta hip-hop quartet and dance crew who formed in 2013. The group comprises Tavin "Levi" Bing-Gardner, Christopher "Crash Bandit" Major, Kavin "K.B." Bing-Gardner and Calvin Larmar "Callamar" Glass. Levi and K.B. are brothers and Crash Bandit is their cousin.
  • This is We are Toonz's debut single, which was released without fanfare in 2013. The song went viral thanks to its accompanying dance, the Nae Nae, which is based on Martin Lawrence's Sheneneh Jenkins character from his 1990s sitcom Martin.
  • As the song gained momentum various college football teams posted videos of them dropping the #NaeNae on YouTube. However, We Are Toonz was unimpressed when Miley Cyrus did an interpretation of the dance while promoting her Bangerz tour. In a video made by the collective they wagged their fingers at Cyrus, calling out her version of their dance, and showing the singer how to do it the right way.
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