Play-N-Skillz Rip Off “Literally, I Can’t” Vine, Poorly

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Play-N-Skillz “Literally I Can’t” music video proves that vines are best left on Vine.

The original “White Girl Anthem” vine posted earlier this year exemplifies what makes the platform so entertaining. Just six seconds of three girls mocking what they think white girls always say (and, um, as a fairly average white girl, they aren’t exactly wrong) through music and dance. It’s catchy and funny. I could keep it on loop for ages.

But expanded out into a predictably offensive and aggressive full-length rap song? Mehhhh. I’ll stick to the vine, thanks.

At the very least, though, this attempt does show the continuing trend of social media influencing “mainstream” media.

And, it would seem, also shows the continuing trend of not crediting social media trendsetters where credit is due, as there’s no mention of the original vine or the girls who made it on Play-N-Skillz’s video. No surprise, but still disappointing.

Do you think the music video is better than the vine? Do you think they should have credited their source of inspiration? If you wish you hadn’t watched this video, share it with your friends so they have to suffer the way you did. That’s what friendship is all about.

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