Playboi Carti’s half-hearted ‘TRL’ gig sums up how we feel about MTV’s reboot


The reboot of TRL began airing on MTV this week, reviving a daytime show of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s that defined an era oversaturated in pop culture.

But as much as teens used to rush home from school to catch the music video countdowns, people on Twitter are saying the new TRL just isn’t what it used to be. 

The first episode didn’t even include music videos.

Tuesday’s episode had that, at least.

The whole reboot can pretty much be described by the enthusiasm—or lack thereof—displayed by Playboi Carti in his performance of “Magnolia” on the show Tuesday.

TRL airs on MTV weekdays at 2:30pm CT.

H/T Jordan Sargent

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.