Still in a Rihanna halftime show high? Well, Pinoy dance group FemmeMNL made a TikTok dance cover of the viral Rude Boy routine that even the show’s choreographer Parris Goebel could not resist.
If you’re like us, then you still have probably not moved on from Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII halftime show. And it feels like there is no recovering from the pop star’s slayage in her first live presentation after seven years. Performing hit after hit while pregnant with her second child and suspended on a stage some meters high, there’s no questioning how Rihanna made a comeback only she can do.
Online, several stans and general enthusiasts have exalted Riri’s greatness. While some who are braver and blessed enough with talent take on the challenge of recreating Rihanna’s performance. Just like FemmeMNL, a vibrant group of Filipino dancers who did a cover of that fiery Rude Boy bit that even Rihanna’s choreographer Parris Goebel can’t help but go gaga over.
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FEMMEMNL AKA RIHANNA’S BABIES
There’s quite a consensus view online that the highlight of Rihanna’s halftime show is that Rude Boy run where the superstar and her army of energetic dancers groove to the beat.
@prettylittlething THIS IS WHAT WE CAME FOR BABY ❤️QUEEN @rihanna ♬ original sound – prettylittlething
The transition especially hits different as they feature the song’s baile funk remix, a Brazilian music genre that mixes Miami bass and gangsta rap music, which heightens Rude Boy’s synths and beats and make it even more appealing. Match this with fire choreography from the award-winning dancer and Royal Family founder Parris Goebel then yes, this dance break is so unforgettable you might even see it in your dreams.
@femmemnl THE GAYS CAN’T GET OVER WITH THE COME BACK PERFORMANCE OF @Rihanna 👑 WE ARE LIVINGGGGGG!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #superbowl #halftimeshow #rihanna #rudeboy #FemmeMNL ♬ original sound – prettylittlething
But one group was so overcome with the Rihanna halftime fever they decided to channel that bad girl spirit themselves. Garnering almost three million views on TikTok already, Pinoy queer dance crew FemmeMNL gives everyone a major serve with their Rude Boy routine cover. While a lot has already taken on the challenge, FemmeMNL’s version has proven to be the fiercest among them all.
From that superhuman energy and heavenly precise moves to the camera movements and formation changes, FemmeMNL has blessed the historic streets of Vigan with their raging performance. It is so good even Parris gave her seal of approval. “If you’re gonna recreate it, this is what I’m expecting!!!” declares the world-renowned performer via an Instagram story. Take note, not even a whole day had passed when they released their video online after the Super Bowl. World-class talent indeed.
Well, knowing that FemmeMNL has been setting the dance floor on fire in the past, winning competitions and doing collabs with celebrities, it’s not so surprising that when it comes to acing dance covers, they’ve become the standard. If you can’t get enough of FemmeMNL, head over to their TikTok page where their other sick dance videos (like this Nicki Minaj offering) await you. And oh, we’re manifesting a FemmeMNL and Parris Goebel collab as early as now. Let’s make it happen.
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