Silento’s “Watch Me” has exploded into an international hit, with everyone from grandparents to babies taking part in the new dance craze compilation, but who’d ever thought that a class of graduating high schoolers would break out with the “Whip” and the “Nae Nae” during their farewell ceremony?
That’s exactly what happened at Hawaii’s Kahuku High and Intermediate School. In what has now become a viral video, the class of 2015 performed a medley of pop and hip hop hits, ranging from Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” and Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” They even did some steppin’! But when that “Watch Me” beat dropped, that’s when ish got real!
The entire performance is entertaining, but the good stuff comes in at the 6:20 mark. Oh yeah, the part at the very end where they look like a pack of angry Que Dogs ready to attack (8:55), they’re actually performing the traditional “War Dance” from the Maori people of New Zealand.
But they do look like some HBCU brothas.