Culted Community talks: The crowd at Rolling Loud vs. Jeleel!’s backflip

Culted Community talks: The crowd at Rolling Loud vs. Jeleel!’s backflip

by Robyn Pullen
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Festival season feels like it’s only just started and yet it’s already been so crazy we’ve practically lost track of all the celebrity antics so far. After Wireless, we thought that Central Cee and Dave inviting a baby on stage was the strangest stunt an artist could possibly pull, but that was before Jeleel! backflipped into the crowd at Rolling Loud. It’s safe to say when it comes to doing weird s*** on-stage, Jeleel!’s won.

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Last week, we reposted a clip on TikTok of the rap newcomer pranking his audience at Rolling Loud that gained 2.1million views at almost 800 comments, and basically most of the comment section was full of people that couldn’t believe what they were seeing. User @_.ddai wrote “LOL HOW DID HE JUMP THAT FAR?” basically summarising what we were all thinking, and @_luuuud_2 corroborated saying “he jumped like 10 metres”. Seems Jeleel!’s got some legs on him.

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Basically, the TikTok showed Jeleel! launching himself into a packed crowd of fans at the foot of the stage, but what it didn’t show was him limping onto the stage on crutches and telling the crowd, “I tore my ACL, and my doctor said I can’t perform tonight” just before he threw himself into a backflip. Wild. 

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Users @benleistenn and @christopher2me couldn’t believe the skill, commenting “peak athleticism” and “Guiness world record for longest jump” under the video, whilst other people were a little more concerned about what happened to the crowd. From our calculations Jeleel! probably weighs… a f***ing lot, and he landed on a good few people mid backflip. @valvalentin01 commented “All I know is that someone got a shoe to the face”, and similarly @jxju.d said “someone there got pink eye from dat”.

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People were actually talking about whether or not the victims of Jeleel!’s Rolling Loud backflip should get some kind of compensation, but it seems none have actually asked for any yet. One user (@prollynot.frxnk) actually said “just saw the pov of the guy you fell on 😂😂”; quick, somebody find out his @ and put him in touch with injury lawyers for you!

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