Nelly is featured in one of the biggest TikTok trends of the year and he was surprised to see it go viral!
The 46-year-old rapper is the latest guest on the Spout podcast and he opened up about his song “Hot in Herre” being featured in the #BussItChallenge.
For those who don’t know, the challenge uses the new Erica Banks song “Buss It,” which samples Nelly‘s smash hit song.
Nelly says he heard the song a long time before the TikTok challenge started because her team reached out to get the sample approved.
“I actually heard the record much before its release because they wanted to get it cleared to avoid further down the line… which is the smart thing to do. But when I heard it, I was like, ‘This is dope.’ I’m happy it worked out for Erica. I’m glad she got a huge record on her hands, so congratulations to her,” he said.
Nelly then shared his thoughts on the actual challenge!
“I didn’t know anything about the #BussItChallenge though. That was something that just came about, but I think it’s dope. My girl liked it. She did it!” he added.
Nelly also revealed how he’s benefiting from the trend. He said, “Yeah! Definitely. The streaming rights and everything like that… I’m definitely rooting for it!”
Listen to the whole podcast below!