Shirley Caesar Speaks on the #UNameItChallenge


So if you haven’t been on social media lately, you may have missed one of the most epic challenges to date. No it’s not the #MannequinChallenge, although the EBONY and JET squad partook in the fun, it’s the #UNameItChallenge.

As we all know, Thanksgiving is vastly approaching and for lack of better words, folks are hungry. Not to mention this is that delightful time of year when memes are at an all-time high in preparation for the day’s festivities.

2016 didn’t waste any time. In what started as a funny meme that quickly gained virality, someone posed the question of “Grandma, what you plan on cooking for Thanksgiving?”

The response was none other than a classic line at the end of “Hold My Mule,” a popular gospel song by none other than the First Lady of Gospel, Shirley Caesar.

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But it didn’t stop there. Let’s face it, when something goes viral, it’s likely to have all types of renditions, but I don’t think we were quite ready for this one:

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With the added trap beat and compilation of several different videos, this remix has taken the Interwebs by storm! And you know Mama Shirley heard about it. Here’s her response to the catchy song in an interview on The Willie Moore Jr. Show:

Looks like you have an overnight hit on your hands,  Ms. Shirley. Grammy noms?? *insert thinking emoji*