Veteran rapper Reggie Rockstone has shared his opinion on how the moonwalk dance became popular globally.
According to him, he knows people who were performing the dance move before it became a global trend.
Reggie Rockstone revealed on Joy FM that Michael Jackson only popularized the dance through his 1983 hit “Billie Jean” which had a dance video of him doing the backslide dance, which later became known as moonwalk
“I always tell people that we did the moonwalk, which you call the backslide before it became popular with Michael Jackson. The reason why: We were not looking at Michael Jackson for the moonwalk and the backslide. We were investigating who had taught Michael Jackson. His name is Jeffrey Daniel. Jeffrey Daniel is a personal friend of mine.”
Reggie Rockstone added that the likes of Adjetey Sowah performed the dance before Michael Jackson took it global.
“People like Adjetey Sowah were doing the backslide way before Michael Jackson made it popular. It was called the backslide. White people were new to it. They are the ones who called it the moonwalk. We were calling it a backslide.”