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He went viral for a rap song about a disparaging take on a gaffe involving President Joe Biden.
Now, TikTok user Loza Alexander is facing a "bullying" accusation from the social media giant, saying his "Let's Go Brandon Theme Song" caused his account to be frozen after the video went viral. The video is still on the site and has garnered more than 69,000 "likes" since it was posted Sunday.
His song topped Apple Music's rap and hip-hop genre Thursday. The track sold 511,000 units, he said.
Screenshot, Apple Music
"TikTok is planning on removing the Let's Go Brandon record from TikTok they sent me the ban info!!!!" Alexander wrote Wednesday in a TikTok video in which he sports a "Make Music Great Again" hat in the style of former President Donald Trump's MAGA ball caps.
He tweeted a screenshot of a content violation message that cited "harassment and bullying."
"Tik Tok has threatened to remove my #letsgobrandon viral video that is approaching the number one spot on iTunes top us hip hop records! Tik Tok is claiming that I'm bullying?" he asked, tagging the TikTok support Twitter handle. "But how???"
ATTENTION news reporters!
Tik Tok has threatened to remove my #letsgobrandon viral video that is approaching the number one spot on iTunes top us hip hop records! Tik Tok is claiming that I'm bullying? But how??? @TikTokSupport#lozaalexander #loza #letsgobrandonthemesong pic.twitter.com/ilAdaPHC6S
— Loza Alexander (@ImLozaAlexander) October 14, 2021
The "Let's go Brandon" chant originated from an Oct. 2 post-race interview an NBC News sports reporter conducted with NASCAR star Brandon Brown. The crowd in the background chanted "F*** Joe Biden," but the reporter told the camera they were yelling "Let's go Brandon." The blunder has become a meme on the internet and in real life.
Since that blip, fans at sporting events and Trump supporters at rallies have been using the phrase, either "Let's go Brandon" or its derogatory sibling, nationwide. There are even entire lines of merchandise including T-shirts, hats, and masks dedicated to it.
The Washington Examiner reached out to TikTok's head of communications but did not receive a response.
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Original Author: Sydney Shea