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Dan Rue hung out backstage at Rolling Loud with Bryhana from middays and talked about how dance videos on the internet got him on stage this weekend with Ty Dolla $ign, Famous Dex + more.
First he recalls two days before Rolling Loud when he got an opportunity to make a little boy’s holiday season. He says received a DM from a mother who told him his videos kept her ill son in goos spirits. It turns out, the boy had 6 heart surgeries, been in the hospital over 150 days of his life and was at the time in the hospital from pneumonia. “I cut off everything and flew out to Baltimore”, he continues. Rue was able to raise $1500 in six hours from posting about it on his story, and bought the boy some clothes, shoes and gave his mother $500 cash.
On whether he thought his dance videos would help him gain this level of notoriety he says, “Not at all, people don’t actually know this but I was homeless about four years ago.”
As far as what he has in store for the new year, “the thing is, when people say that…the goal is right now. You gotta keep grinding. Why would you wait for the new year? Today is your day.”
Watch his full interview below: