Fat Joe and Eli Manning recently made waves on social media with their collaboration on the iconic “lean back” dance move. The Bronx rap legend, Fat Joe, believes that this move deserves to be etched in the annals of history.
In a video shared on Instagram, Fat Joe, accompanied by Super Bowl champions Shaun O’Hara and Eli Manning, astounds viewers with his flawless execution of the dance, proclaiming, “History’s made.”
During an interview at last year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, Fat Joe disclosed that the inspiration for the dance move stemmed from Jamaican music. He explained that he created the dance simultaneously with recording the song, as he wanted something that embodied the essence of “Rockaway” and “Lean Back.” Recognizing the potential of the song and the dance move from the start, Fat Joe expressed his certainty that they would be instant hits.
Meeting Kevin Hart and Anthony Anderson: It was on the set of the music video for “Lean Back” where Fat Joe encountered Kevin Hart and Anthony Anderson. At that time, Hart was an extra in the video, and Fat Joe quickly recognized his comedic talent.
Inspired by Hart’s humor, Fat Joe decided to invite him to be a part of the video, which turned out to be a pivotal moment for Hart’s career. The success of “Lean Back” and the exposure gained from the video contributed to Hart’s rise to fame, aided further by his involvement in the Scary Movie franchise.