Supermodel Kate Upton Loves Dallas Hip-Hop Dances.
Last year, before she became the cover girl for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, Kate Upton was just a buxom, blossoming, regular ol' Swimsuit Issue model — one that just so happened to really enjoy the Dallas-sprung hip-hop dance the Dougie, and so much so that she did the dance while attending an L.A. Clippers game. And she reveled in the fact that her moves made the Staples Center JumboTron.
But then a friend's video of her dance went viral and that exposure helped her score some commercials. And the rest, as they say, is history. Lil Wil made Kate Upton's Swimsuit Issue cover an inevitability, by proxy.
Perhaps its unsurprising today to learn that Upton's fire for Dallas hip-hop dance crazes still burns — even if she doesn't know it.
In the summer of 2010 a funny thing happened. As the popularity of the dance-heavy D-Town Boogie movement of the late '00s began to dwindle in local rap circles, the Dallas-born sound and dances began being re-appropriated by a number of California rappers, among them Cali Swag District (whose “Teach Me How To Dougie” jacks the dance from “My Dougie”) and Rej3ctz (whose “Cat Daddy” dance-jacks B-Hamp's “Ricky Bobby”).The 19-year-old Upton appears to have picked up on the second, California-based wave.
This week, a new Upton video was posted — this one featuring Upton, clad in a teeny bikini, dancing to “Cat Daddy” and doing, essentially, the “Rack Daddy” dance in front of iconic fashion photographer Terry Richardson's camera.
Little surprise its gone viral. The jiggly clip, after all, is kind of risque — so much so that YouTube has already banned the clip for its sexually implicit content.
Thanks to the fine folks at Vimeo, though, you can still watch it.
Thanks to B-Hamp, too, no doubt. Check the clip out below.