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Kids recreate ‘Tiger King’ in Megan Thee Stallion-approved TikTok

'Little Joe was in character.'

Apr 26, 2020, 1:27 pm

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Esther Bell 

Esther Bell

Kids are starting to get in on the Tiger King meme fun, and obviously, they’re flexing on everyone else. Four kids gave a stellar performance to the “Tiger King/Savage” mashup on TikTok, and viewers are obsessed with these little icons.

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The children dressed as Carole Baskin, Baskin’s late husband Don Lewis, Joe Exotic, and of course, one of Baskin’s tigers.

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no tigers were harmed in the making of this video… somehow the first video got deleted #foryou #fyp #tigerking #carolbaskin #joeexotic #blowthisup

♬ Savage Tiger King Edition – calebjaxin
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The kids basically acted out one of the main theories about Lewis’ death while doing their own version of the “Savage” dance.

Little Baskin whipped out a “knife” and “slit” Lewis’ throat, along to the lyrics “Carole Baskin/killed her husband/whacked him.”

Once little Lewis was “dead,” the tiger eats him, while small Exotic in the back eats it up to “can’t convince me/that it didn’t happen/fed him to tigers/they snackin’.”

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The video ends with Baskin standing victoriously over her dead husband while serving looks, and Joe Exotic whipping out a nerf gun.

Viewers were obsessed with the children’s fabulous performance.

“Little Joe was in character okayy,” one user tweeted.

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“She’s an icon. She’s a legend and she IS the moment,” one user said about little Baskin’s iconic hair flip at the end.

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“If they get robbed from a Grammy and Oscar we riot,” another user said.

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Even Megan Thee Stallion herself was impressed with the kids.

“Look at lil Joe,” she tweeted with crying laughing emoji.

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The TikToker who posted the video, @allysonshoulders, hasn’t uploaded another video with the kids yet, but fans are holding out hope for more content.

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*First Published: Apr 26, 2020, 1:27 pm