TikTok Goes Mad for Louis Theroux's Rapping Skills
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TikTok Goes Mad for Louis Theroux's Rapping Skills

Ella Kipling April 28, 2022

Louis Theroux and his rapping skills have taken over TikTok after the app was introduced to a rhyme he wrote for a documentary over 20 years ago.

Thanks to internet sensation and Chicken Shop Date host Amelia Dimoldenberg, Theroux was urged to give an impromptu rap performance of his song, which has since gone viral.

Where is Louis Theroux’s rap from?

The rap comes from an episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, which aired on BBC Two way back in 2000. The episode followed Theroux as he travelled to New Orleans in the hope of becoming the “first white, middle-class gangsta rapper.”

Theroux recently starred in an episode of YouTube series Chicken Shop Date. Host Dimoldenberg asked Theroux if he had ever rapped before and whether he could remember the lyrics he penned during the documentary. Much to the excitement of fans, Theroux then launched into a stripped down version of his rap.

Pretty impressive he could remember the rhymes he wrote over 20 years ago, right?

TikTok users Duke and Jones then turned it up a notch and produced a beat to go behind Theroux’s rap. Their video has 4.5 million likes and over 576 thousand videos have been made to the sound.


Reply to @mayyourestinswag just married couple weekend tingz 😉

♬ My money dont jiggle jiggle – Duke & Jones

What are the lyrics to Theroux’s TikTok rap?

Although Theroux’s rap actually features two choruses, an intro, an outro, and a verse, only the chorus has gone viral on TikTok. Here are the lyrics of the ‘My Money Don’t Jiggle Jiggle’ rap you’ve seen circulating online.

My money don’t jiggle, jiggle, it folds
I like to see you wiggle, wiggle, for sure
It makes me want to dribble, dribble, you know
Riding in my Fiat, you really have to see it
Six feet two in a compact, no slack
But luckily the seats go back
I got a knack to relax in my mind
Sipping some red, red wine

Unreleased footage of Theroux shows more hilarious rap content

Following the surge in popularity of Theroux’s rap, BBC Two decided to share a an unreleased scene from the Weird Weekend episode, in which fans can hear more of his rhymes.

The clip begins with Theroux announcing that he “wrote a rap with a couple of rappers called Reece and Bigelow.”

He then proceeded to tell the rappers: “In the shower I, um, this morning, I had a couple of things come to me can I share them with you.”

After sharing his lyrics, Theroux was swiftly told that, although he had “a little rhyming ability”, he was going to need a lot of help.

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Ella Kipling is an Entertainment and News Writer at GRV Media. She regularly writes a mixture of news and features for HITC and has been part of the team since 2020. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, Ella is currently studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. She has a keen interest in current affairs and can usually be found reading the news, with her nose in a book (and updating her Goodreads), talking about women’s rights, or listening to Showtunes.