Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is most known for his words but the new father probably could not have imagined what 25-year-old Marina Shifrin took from 2005’s Late Registration.
Marina created a new video clip, largely inspired by Yeezy’s “Gone” track, to announce her resignation from a job.
A woman has quit her job at a Taiwanese animation company by uploading a video of herself dancing to the Kanye West track, ‘Gone’ to Youtube. In her video, Marina Shifrin, 25, explains her reasons behind resigning, stating: ‘For almost two years I’ve sacrificed my relationships, time and energy for this job’, in which bosses only cared about the quantity and views of the videos they made. However, despite wanting her own film to focus on content and not views, the video – entitled ‘An Interpretive Dance For My Boss Set To Kanye West’s Gone’ – has gone viral, receiving over 4 million views in just three days. (The Independent)
The overnight viral hit has sparked massive views and speculation of its authenticity.
Although suspected by some as a publicity stunt, since being uploaded over the weekend the resignation video has become a social media sensation, with some Twitter users even calling Ms Shifrin their ‘new hero’. (The Independent)
Shifrin has since addressed the video’s release and her decision to make the resignation public.
She told The Huffington Post that the Taiwanese work environment is very different from the U.S. environment. She said got no lunch break and her boss constantly changed her schedule and responsibilities. After failing to get help from her managers, she made the video. “I understood that it was a risk, but I never named the company or my boss and I mean, have you seen my dancing? How can anyone take that seriously,” she said So far, the video has gotten 8,532,328 after going live Sept. 28. (News One)
Last summer, a 53-year-old woman credited Waka Flocka Flame for helping her go forward with a divorce.
It’s a good thing Waka Flocka didn’t decide to retire from rap after all. Otherwise, a 53-year-old Florida woman might have never gotten her new lease on life as a single woman. In one of the most interesting, and oddly inspiring, blog posts we’ve come across in a long time, Dianne D. details the story of “How a Waka Flocka Flame Concert Ended My Marriage and Saved My Life,” writing that “[g]oing to see Waka Flocka Flame in concert was a nail in the coffin of my previous marriage.” (Madame Noire)
Back in 2011, Ye and Jay Z‘s “N*ggas In Paris” inspired a New York pedestrian to bust out and perform during a subway ride.
In addition to trying to break records, this ‘Ye and Jay-loving (and purple-loving!) citizen also creates the best fitness routine since Bon Iver’s “Lift/Rest.” The N*ggas in Paris” Workout is a pretty simple way to burn calories: First, nervously shake your right leg back and forth, as if you have no control over your own appendages. Then, with the iPod in your left hand, pump your right fist in the air. After one verse, switch the iPod to your right hand and raise your left arm. Most importantly, scream out the lyrics as loudly as you can for as long as you can without inhaling. Finally, for the cool down, wobble around with hands on hips, glance toward the people with their cell phones out, and ask “What, they recording?” If all goes well, you’ll be sweating more than if you actually performed “Paris” 11 consecutive times onstage. (SPIN)
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