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Tony Yayo on Sirius XM
Tony Yayo on Sirius XM
Tony Yayo visits SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studios on March 07, 2023 in New York City (photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images).

Tony Yayo Credits Angel Reese for Taking Signature Dance to ‘Nother Level’

Tony Yayo, former G-Unit member and creator of the “U Can’t C Me” dance, has given support to LSU player Angel Reese for using his signature dance.

Tony Yayo is giving Louisiana State University star Angel Reese her flowers for using his signature “U Can’t C Me” dance move. 20-year-old Reese recently used the move toward the University of Iowa Hawkeyes’ star point guard Caitlin Clark at the conclusion of the 2023 NCAA tournament’s championship game. Earlier in the tournament, Clark did the same move to an opponent.

Although the gesture was mistakenly credited to professional wrestler and actor John Cena, the 45-year-old admitted that he was inspired by Yayo. Over the weekend, the former G-Unit member – who introduced the move in his 2005 “So Seductive” music video – spoke to TMZ Sports about Reese’s controversial moment. Prior to “So Seductive,” Yayo says that he stuck to the “U Can’t C Me” move while in 50 Cent’s 2003 music video “In Da Club.”

“That dance was created [while] I was on the run in [50 Cent’s] ‘In Da Club‘ video, so I was just trying to hide my face,” he confessed. “You know, I always shout John Cena out because he always mentions that his little brother was doing it, and he did it, and he got it from me… I’m cool with it, it’s just a dance. I don’t take nothing personal. It was a dance created because I was trying to hide from the police. That’s the actuality of it.”

He later shouted out Reese, Clark and Cena for re-popularizing the move.

“When you look at Angel Reese, she’s a woman that’s popularizing women’s basketball. You got Lil Wayne calling her phone. You got Boosie excited over LSU. This championship was big… Angel Reese took the ‘You Can’t See Me’ dance to a whole ‘nother level. Definitely gotta shout her out.”

Yayo, legal name Marvin Bernard, released his sophomore album, The Loyal, in February, nearly 20 years after the release of his debut, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon.

Watch Yayo’s interview with TMZ Sports below.