Rick Ross Dancing / Rick Ross GIF

Rick Ross Dancing

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Updated Jul 01, 2024 at 04:11PM EDT by Owen.

Added Jul 01, 2024 at 03:11PM EDT by Owen.

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Rick Ross Dancing, also known as the Rick Ross GIF, Rick Ross Emote or Rick Ross Walk, refers to a viral video and GIF of rapper Rick Ross dancing in a pink polo shirt, a backward black baseball cap and a gold watch in a studio with friends. His dance resembles running or jogging while slowly moving sideways. The original video was posted to Instagram in 2019 by fellow rapper Drewboy. Rick Ross Dancing became a reaction GIF online in the 2020s. In mid-2024, the Rick Ross Dancing GIF was referenced in viral TikTok videos alongside the Kevin Gates GIF and Mike Epps GIF, forming the so-called Big 3 Emotes. Many Rick Ross Dancing memes showed people recreating his dance and joking about learning his "emote." Most of the videos used the drill rap song "BECKHAM" by Dee Billz x Kyle Richh x KJ Swervo x Kai Swervo.

Origin

On August 17th, 2019, rapper Drewboy posted a video to his Instagram[1] account @1drewboy showing Rick Ross dancing in a studio, wearing a pink polo shirt, a backward black baseball cap and a gold watch. Ross' dance resembled running or jogging while moving sideways. Over five years, the video received roughly 380,400 views and 61,800 likes (shown below).



On August 18th and 19th, 2019, Tenor[2][3] users DeAndreDeAndre and TwoatethreeDeagle posted GIFs of the video with different crops and durations (shown below, left and right).



Spread

The GIF of Rick Ross Dancing predominantly spread in 2024, following multiple viral TikTok videos shared in June 2024.

Currently, the first known was posted by TikToker[4] @tbglo6 on June 21st, comparing Rick Ross' dance to a Bobby Shmurda dance, using the drill rap song "BECKHAM" by Dee Billz x Kyle Richh x KJ Swervo x Kai Swervo as the TikTok sound.[5] Over 10 days, the video received roughly 972,300 plays and 184,800 likes (shown below, left).

On June 26th, TikToker[6] @kuu6a posted a video of him recreating the dance, writing, "The Rick Ross getting hit all summer," gaining over 553,400 plays and 126,900 likes in five days (shown below, right).

@tbglo6 #goviral #viraltiktok #foryoupage #undergroundmusic #fypシ゚viral #fypツ #xybca #viral #fypage ♬ Dee Billz x Kyle Richh BECKHAM – Drill Hype

@kuu6a #rickross #kylerichh #41 ♬ Dee Billz x Kyle Richh BECKHAM – Drill Hype

On June 27th, 2024, TikToker[7] @officialjustjo (aka the Turbulence Guy) posted a video of him doing the so-called "Ross walk," gaining over 469,800 plays and 99,100 likes in four days (shown below, left).

During the same timeframe, many compared the Rick Ross Dancing GIF to other "emotes" like the Kevin Gates GIF and Mike Epps GIF, such as TikToker[8] @400unna on June 26th, who wrote, "Kevin Gates GIF & Rick Ross Rock Are On A Generational Run Rn," receiving over 1.6 million plays and 320,300 likes in five days (shown below, right).

@officialjustjo ROSSWALK🗣️🗣️➕ #justjoofficial #injowetrust ♬ Dee Billz x Kyle Richh BECKHAM – Drill Hype

@400unna this song trimmm #41 #kevingates #rickross #deebillz ♬ Dee Billz x Kyle Richh BECKHAM – Drill Hype

Mike Epps GIF

The Mike Epps GIF, also known as Mike Epps Dancing or the Mike Epps Emote, refers to a reaction GIF of comedian Mike Epps dancing in a blue suit and glasses with a group of people wearing all white, sourced from rapper Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" music video. The Mike Epps GIF became a TikTok meme in mid-2024, along with The Big 3 Emotes including the Kevin Gates GIF and Rick Ross Dancing. They were portrayed as adversarial video game emotes in memes.


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Kevin Gates GIF

The Kevin Gates GIF, also known as the Kevin Gates Emote, refers to a GIF of rapper Kevin Gates dancing, flexing and pointing at himself in front of a moving red and white train while wearing a black t-shirt, backward baseball cap and gold chains. Gates is also shown pounding his chest and thrusting both elbows down, doing a double fist pump. The GIF was sourced from the music video for his song "RBS Intro," filmed in the Netherlands. The Kevin Gates GIF was frequently spammed in Instagram comment sections starting in 2024. The reaction GIF then spread on Twitter / X and was referenced in viral TikTok meme videos. The Kevin Gates GIF was often referenced alongside the Mike Epps GIF and the Rick Ross Dancing GIF. All three GIFs were compared and powerscaled in referential content.



Various Examples

https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7385679917675023622
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7385257543821446442
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7384911796295126318
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7385885747309579552

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External References

[1] Instagram – @1drewboy

[2] Tenor – DeAndreDeAndre

[3] Tenor – TwoatethreeDeagle

[4] TikTok – @tbglo6

[5] TikTok – Dee Billz x Kyle Richh BECKHAM – Drill Hype

[6] TikTok – @kuu6a

[7] TikTok – @officialjustjo

[8] TikTok – @400unna

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