Early in her career as an entertainer, DaniLeigh secured an iconic musician as her mentor–the one and only Prince. Though she’s told the story many times, it often comes up in interviews. That was the case when DaniLeigh popped by The Breakfast Club this past week.
At one point in the conversation, Charlamagne Tha God brought up her connection to Prince. DaniLeigh explained how Prince discovered her and gave her an opportunity of a lifetime: a directing gig for his Breakfast Can Wait music video. However, before diving that deep, she also cleared up any floating rumors of a romance with Prince. Instead, she clarified that their interactions were limited to friendship and employment.
DaniLeigh said two of Prince’s dancers reached out to her on his behalf. They told her Prince wanted a dance video to a song. So, she developed the choreography and sent the footage to Prince. Prince asked her to direct the video and write a treatment. She complied, and that led to a phone call with Prince.
Breakfast Can Wait Choreographer Calls DaniLeigh Out Following Interview
One of the choreographers behind Breakfast Can Wait wasn’t feeling DaniLeigh’s commentary on the show. Nicole Kirkland reposted The Shade Room’s post featuring DaniLeigh’s gig story above.
“Did the choreography??? But I did the choreography for the submission,” Nicole wrote on her Instagram Story. “And then I & @antoinetroupe choreographed the video.”
Nicole didn’t end her commentary there. In another post, she registered that Prince hired her for the choreography for the submission. Afterward, Nicole said she collaborated with Antoine Troupe for the final video dance moves.
Nicole added, “and honestly we helped direct it on the day because the shoot was a mess…but we can just let that part go.” She continued, “and there was a whole 12 dancers that were booked that can back that up. Man..”
DaniLeigh Claps Back At Chreogrpaher: “I Hired Y’All”
Chile, DaniLeigh didn’t bite her tongue in her response! She hopped into The Shade Room’s comment section and let loose on Nicole.
“Hi, I picked YALL and gave u the opportunity, you guys were jus selfish and wanted all the credit when u always got ur credit for choreography. I always say I directed it…never claim choreography, it’s on the credits of the video,” DaniLeigh wrote.
DaniLeigh also reiterated another part of her commentary with The Breakfast Club hosts. It turns out that Prince solely discovered DaniLeigh via her Vine videos. So, she reminded Nicole of that fact in her clapback.
“Prince hand picked me, FOUND ME!! Wanted to give ME the opportunity, wanted to continue to help ME in my career…he didn’t continue to use Y’all for projects becus he saw how y’all did ME,” DaniLeigh wrote.
The singer kept going in on Nicole and Antoine’s alleged behavior on set. She reminded Nicole the opportunity was her “first biggest job,” and she allegedly screwed it up.
“…But y’all both wanted to be weird and act like I didn’t give u an opportunity of a lifetime,” DaniLeigh wrote. “But it’s all good…really not tripping…don’t need a thank u…just next time u see me in person don’t fake say hi to me…it’s just weird…get ur 15 mins u been longing for since 10 years ago.”
Dani concluded her blast with a lil’ sprinkle of shade, saying, “Prince ain’t hire s**t!!! He hired ME! I hired y’all.”
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