Getting hit by a car driven by his best friend while dancing to the song “In My Feelings” as part of a viral challenge wasn’t the plan.
But Jaylen Norwood, of Boynton Beach, isn’t upset.
“It was worth it,” Norwood told ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week, as Kimmel tried to contain his laughter. “Oh, I’m the most famous guy in Florida.”
Norwood, 22, made air waves across the country after posting his attempt to put his spin on Drake’s song by jumping on the hood of a car about a week ago as part of the #Kikichallenge.
The cringe-worthy video shows Norwood getting out of a car, dancing and slipping. Then the car lunges forward. The impact is audible.
“All we wanted to do was do the challenge with a twist,” Norwood explained to Kimmel. “The plan was he was supposed to come slow toward me and I was going to jump on the hood and continue dancing. It went left.”
The live-audience could be heard breaking into hysterics.
“You risked your life for a meme,” Kimmel said. “You realize that, right?”
Norwood told the late-night host via video chat that it was oil that leaked from the car in question that caused him to slip.
“So that oil came out of the car and formed a little puddle and the puddle is what got you hit by the car,” Kimmel said.
The answer from Norwood was simple: “Yes.”
While the impact seemed severe, Norwood said he was playing basketball the next day.
And the lesson in all of this, he told Kimmel: “Wear tennis shoes.”