Addison was a guest on The Tonight Show on March 26 and she demonstrated several popular TikTok dances, many of which were created by Black dancers. A ton of backlash on social media led to them responding.
“It’s kind of hard to credit during the show, but they all know I love them so much, and I support all of them so much. And hopefully one day we can meet up and dance together,” Addison said in an interview after the controversy.
On his first show back since Addison‘s appearance, Jimmy addressed the controversy.
“On our last show before the break, we did a bit with Addison Rae, where she taught me 8 viral TikTok Dances,” Jimmy said on Monday night (April 5). “Now we recognize that the creators of those dances deserve to have their own spotlight, so right now, some of the creators will join me to talk about how their dance went viral, and then perform the dance themselves.”
Mya Nicole Johnson, Chris Cotter, Dorien Scott, Fur-Quan Powell, Camyra Franklin, Adam Snyder, Nate Nale, Greg Dahl, and Keara Wilson all appeared on the show virtually and performed their dances!