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Did Austin Mahone Rip Off Jamiroquai?

In the video for “MMM Yeah,” Pit Bull introduces pop sensation Austin Mahone with his signature “Dale.” But wait a minute–are they on the same physics-defying set as Jamiroquai’s 1997 MTV VMA’s Music Video of the Year “Virtual Insanity?” Why, yes! There is no doubt.

And if you were coming of age in the mid-1990s, well…seeing an homage to “Virtual Insanity” might make you feel a little old. But that’s okay. In some ways, Mahone hones in on the best parts of the “Virtual Insanity” video–moving furniture, shifting floors–and scraps those gross bugs. Did we mention Pit Bull is in there?

Did Austin Mahone Rip Off Jamiroquai?

In the video for “MMM Yeah,” Pit Bull introduces pop sensation Austin Mahone with his signature “Dale.” But wait a minute–are they on the same physics-defying set as Jamiroquai’s 1997 MTV VMA’s Music Video of the Year “Virtual Insanity?” Why, yes! There is no doubt.

And if you were coming of age in the mid-1990s, well…seeing an homage to “Virtual Insanity” might make you feel a little old. But that’s okay. In some ways, Mahone hones in on the best parts of the “Virtual Insanity” video–moving furniture, shifting floors–and scraps those gross bugs. Did we mention Pit Bull is in there?

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