Romeo Cannady's "Y'all Mind If I Praise the Lord?"

Romeo Cannady's "Y'all Mind If I Praise the Lord?"

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Romeo Cannady's "Y'all Mind If I Praise the Lord?" refers to a viral You Mind If I Wild It Out video of choreographer Romeo Cannady energetically dancing to "Revolution" by Kirk Franklin. Online, the video reached a viral status, often being used in various edits and supercuts on YouTube and Instagram.


On September 11th, 2016. YouTuber[1] Romeo Cannady (previously known as Romero Cannady) uploaded a video titled "Y'all mind if I praise the lord?" In the video, a car pulls up next to Cannady, who sits next to a wall holding a cardboard sign reading "Anything Helps." Cannady proceeds to perform an energetic dance to "Revolution" by Kirk Franklin playing from the car. The original video accumulated over 16.2 million views in four years (shown below).

- Have you heard that new Kirk Franklin?
- No. Turn it up. Oh, shit. Y'all mind if I praise the lord?


The video was inspired by You Mind If I Wild It Out? meme stemming from a viral July 25th, 2016, video[2] by rapper Fly Young Red (shown below, left), which later mutated into "Y'all Mind if I Praise the Lord?" in August 2016 (example[3] shown below, right).


On November 12th, 2017, YouTube[4] user Alexander Gyr posted a green screen version of Cannady's dance to YouTube, where it received over 143,600 views in three years (shown below, left), also posting the link to /r/youtubehaiku subreddit[5] where it received over 8,300 views in six months. On the same day, Alexander Gyr posted[6] a Cory in the House edit of the video (shown below, right) that received over 141,000 views in three years.

Starting on November 12th, 2017, the video has been used in multiple edits on YouTube. For example, a November 12th, 2017, Big Enough meme by Jejkobbb received over 794,000 views in three years (shown below, left). A same-day Shooting Stars meme by YouTuber Major Payne received over 168,000 views (shown below, right).

In the following years, Romeo Cannady's dance maintained a significant popularity in edits and supercuts on YouTube and Instagram.

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