Maxwell claps his hands against those who are performing his Viral Knees dance
Maxwell are giving Megan Thee Stallion’s knees a race for their talent! The The rapper’s name went viral along with Maxwell after a viral video showed him dropping it to a low.
While stopping in Night tour, Maxwell performed his leg motion in a butterfly motion while spinning in a semicircle for several seconds. Then he returned to deliver his voice to the crowd.
But while the artist may be showing a smile, not everyone feels his knees. And a tweet calling out the necessity of Maxwell’s movements is what made the video trend.
“Maxwell doesn’t have a single song asking for this,” Twitter user @artfulkash wrote on October 22.
By the next day, others online began sharing edited videos of the moment – even putting Maxwell’s knee next to Megan’s screen.
Lie again… pic.twitter.com/FscpFBt70X
– Mela Yela (@_melayela_) October 23, 2022
Maxwell reacted to criticism; Wiz Khalifa walks in
And the comments kept popping up throughout the weekend as Twitter users switched between praising, criticizing and defending him. Others continued to release mash-up videos of the dance moves.
Get me Maxwell’d pic.twitter.com/EWdZ005VD1
– (@imeverybottom) October 24, 2022
This is why I am so annoyed with new artists who are not on stage! You guys don’t want to stand in front of the microphone doing nothing, while Maxwell calls his eagle in “Whenever Whenever”… https://t.co/25lKjLctOt
– Louis M. Cypher (@lou_m_cypher) October 23, 2022
Doesn’t Maxwell have Megan’s knee pic.twitter.com/t0rSHn7b4Z
– chris evans (@notcapnamerica) October 25, 2022
Why can’t Maxwell live his best life with his Megan knee in peace? Leave him & Ginuwine alone. 😩🤣
I’m here to let people be themselves and enjoy life. Lol
– CrazyVillageWoman💚🦋🎶📚♎♍️ (@gee_facts) October 24, 2022
I watched Maxwell perform and he has bulletproof knees.
He also has some fun songs to really dance to. Just not his singles.
Btw.. this man is a GREAT performer. You can enjoy even if you only know one song. https://t.co/17lSeweg4a
– Citrus Quench (@LeBarnesJames) October 25, 2022
.@loneamorphous did what it was supposed to do with this Aaliyah x Maxwell combo! I am in the city streets feel it! pic.twitter.com/8SXrY33O3A
– Mela Yela (@_melayela_) October 24, 2022
But by Monday morning, the singer had words for those who found the comedy in his knees.
“You all want to laugh but your knees aren’t built that way,” Maxwell tweeted. “This is the Maxwell Challenge.”
After Maxwell addressed the conversation, an industry colleague noticed the singer’s viral moment. Wiz Khalifa wrote, “You’d better leave Maxwell in hell alone.”
It was better for everyone to leave Maxwell alone in hell.
– Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) October 25, 2022
Knee or not, Maxwell is still a crowned legend
Before Maxwell spoke to the critics, he shared another clip of the performance in North Little Rock, Arkansas. And the vibe found in his viral knee video! The singer brought Michael Jackson-like energy to the stage in a glittery, black two-piece suit paired with feathers.
small north rock did me like. . . . pic.twitter.com/lmLGPMMNGZ
– MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) October 22, 2022
Jokes aside, this man is truly an industry legend with well-deserved accolades. He is a three-time Grammy Award winner who has received 13 nominations throughout his career. The singer has also won awards from Billboard, NAACP and even Soul Train Awards. Last year, the Soul Train Award named him Legend Reward receiver.
“It is an honor to be introduced to Legend The award of a community has grown with me throughout my career,” he said at the time. “I am so grateful to be able to share this moment with everyone and return to the Apollo for a wonderful evening.”