The Brief: "I Need A Bad Bleep" Addison Rae memes appeared on TikTok after Rae said the lyrics to Kid Laroi's "Addison Rae" were "heartfelt" on Genius' Between The Lines.
In it, Laroi raps about pursuing Rae after his last relationship ended on a bad note.
I need a bad b*tch (Okay), uh, Addison Rae
Lil’ shawty the baddest (Yeah), yeah, and she got her ways
Rae told Genius the track means a lot to her, saying, “So, these lyrics are obviously very heartfelt to me because I am Addison Rae and I think it’s really amazing that there is a song that even mentions my name in it.”
Rae’s interview clip became a meme, with the audio having been featured in over 22,000 videos. Users lip-synced to it, created reaction videos, and even inserted the audio into surprising situations. @Flossybaby’s TikTok saw Rae’s quote as the new high school pledge of allegiance. The video received over 50,000 likes and 123,000 views.
One of the most popular TikToks was a reaction by @Pogobabayy. The creator’s head turns into a unicorn after Rae identified herself in the video. It received over 1 million likes and 5.7 million views.
no way! So glad she clarified the meaning behind that😊
Rae hopped on the trend, lip-syncing to the Genius video audio and turning herself into a unicorn on July 22. It received over 4.6 million likes and 24.9 million views.
Rae’s father @Montyjlopez jumped on the unicorn trend, too.
TikToker @Anthonytrucco is known for his SpongeBob edits. His video saw SpongeBob pleading with his underwater friends, saying, ” Come closer. I need… I need… A bad bleep!” The video garnered over 102,000 likes and 290,000 views.
Another creator (@tiktokbadies) choreographed a routine to the audio.