Fat Joe was able to get former New York Giants Super Bowl winners Shaun O’Hara and Eli Manning to do his “lean back” dance in a new video posted on Instagram. “History’s made,” Joe exclaimed after the group finished the move inside a sneaker shop.
Joe released “Lean Back” in 2004. It was featured on the tracklist to Terror Squad’s second and final album, True Story. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Shaun O’Hara & Eli Manning
Speaking with HipHopDX at last year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, Joe explained that he conceived of the dance while he recorded it. “The same time that I recorded it,” he said. “At the time, Jamaican music was really, really killing ’em. And I said, ‘I need something to rockaway, lean back.’ So when I made it, I made the dance for it. The same time.” He added: “We knew off rip, that thing was outta here. Every now and then you make a song that’s like, ‘Oh no, this is gone. This is outta here.’ Yeah that was it.” Check out Joe performing the dance with Manning and O’Hara below.
Fat Joe With Eli Manning
Joe made waves on Instagram, earlier this week as well, after advising aspiring rappers to get a part-time job. “If your man said he raps and he don’t have a deal. There’s a problem with that,” he said in a video post. “It’s called plan A, get a job. Plan B, hope you make it. This has never changed. Some guys be like, ‘I gotta get a regular job?’ Bro, you gotta get a job! If you got kids and you got this girl that got an apartment and y’all sexin’ it up every day, you got to pay some bills.”