Jokes aside for one second, NPR’s Bob Boilen created and Webby-nominated “Tiny Desk Concert” has featured singer-songwriters, folk artist, and Indie musicians like Harry Styles, Raphael Saadiq, and KOKOKO! While not many rappers have been present on the show, fans have been blessed with the vibes of Mac Miller, the smooth rhymes of Chance the Rapper, and now the classy, bougie, ratchet-ness of Megan Thee Stallion.
“I’m gonna get real comfortable with y’all, so I’mma need y’all to get real comfortable with me,” is how Stallion started off her original performance, bringing a whole new energy to “Tiny Desk.”
“Now, don’t be scared to get ratchet,” she said to her NPR viewers. While she admitted that it was her first time performing for a live band, the born performer fit in quite naturally with her hits “Hot Girl Summer,” “Cash Sh—,” “Big Ole Freak,” and, “Realer.”
The Roc Nation rapper concluded her performance with, “I go by the name of Megan Thee Stallion, aka Yung Tina Snow, aka the Hot Girl Coach and I know y’all probably didn’t know about me, but now y’all do.”
While she may have been the first to twerk on NPR, she also is the first performance to gain such popularity that it was worthy of a spoof and that’s exactly what happened to her clip of “Big Ole Freak.”
Thanks to the creative production of Myster Giraffe, Megan Thee Stallion’s “Tiny Desk Concerts” performance will forever live on in pop culture glory with a twist. In a strange creation, Steve Harvey’s face was superimposed onto the rapper’s “Tiny Desk” clip.
Steve Harvey right now looking at these “Steve Thee Stallion” videos pic.twitter.com/wAznRre8p0
— Maize (@Maizerati) May 8, 2020
As strange as the “Steve The Stallion” clip may be, it instantly went viral with fans of Steve Harvey, NPR, and Megan Thee Stallion. The group of creators, Myster Giraffe, whose website claims to be a multiverse where the odd is ordinary, have multiple fusions aside from Steve Harvey and the “Hot Girl Summer” singer.
On their website, you can find Cardi Smith (Will Smith and Cardi B), John Teigen (John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen), and even Mariah “The Rock” Johnson (Mariah Carey and Dewayne Johnson).
According to the website, the technology that helped create these fusions (VFX) is exactly the focus of this creative group. While “Steve The Stallion” may seem like another internet meme, the realism of the clip shows how far editing has come. Myster Giraffe has even secured its mission “to create and develop these otherworldly ideas in a new technologically-powered medium.”
While Megan Thee Stallion nor Steve Harvey have not shared any reactions to the fusion, fans are falling in love with the Myster Giraffe creation.
Omggggg this part had me SCREAMINGGG pic.twitter.com/yfxM3XIYno
— Kris (@Krisbrown_3) May 8, 2020