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Rap video featuring dancing Ric Flair explodes with 1.5 million views in a day

Ric Flair figures prominently in new rap video that has 1.3 million views in a day
Ric Flair figures prominently in new rap video that has 1.3 million views in a day

Wrestling icon and former Charlottean Ric Flair is proving just how popular he is with the nation’s rap culture.

A music rap video called “Ric Flair Drip” was posted online Thursday and it garnered more than 1.5 million views in a day on YouTube.

The song was recorded by rappers 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin and it’s considered a tribute to Flair’s lavish lifestyle of big spending and hard partying.

Flair is featured in the video showing off his signature gold watches, rings and necklaces, as the rappers pop in and out of expensive cars and hang out in the driveway of a gated mansion. The lyrics are mostly about big spending.

“In case you missed it yesterday, let me start your Friday out with this platinum hit!” Flair tweeted early Friday. “Going into the weekend like.... Ric Flair Drip! WOOOOO!”

Here’s the video, which features explicit language:

Offset has been paying homage to Ric Flair throughout his career, notes XXLmag.com. The song comes off the collaboration album “Without Warning” released last year by 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin.

Bleacher Report says the hit is proof of just how much Flair's “exuberant, larger-than-life persona has endeared the wrestling icon to the hip-hop community.”

ForTheWin.com noted Flair has become a hot commodity for music videos, including Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny’s video for “Chambea,” released in December.

“Ric Flair may be 69 years old and a decade removed from his last WWE match, but The Nature Boy has managed to stay culturally relevant all these years,” said ForTheWin.

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