Goodbye “Gangnam Style,” the next dance craze is Big Apple-born.
The man behind the world’s latest hip-shaking phenomenon, the #InMyFeelings challenge, is a Queens native who’s been busting moves since he was a tyke, his mom told The Post.
“He was always dancing around the house,” Shaquille “Shiggy” Mitchell’s mother, who asked not to be named, said from his childhood home in St. Albans. “He told me from an early age that he wanted to perform. That’s all he was interested in.”
The 25-year-old first unveiled his dance revolution when he posted a video of himself on Instagram doing the moves to Drake’s song “In My Feelings” with the hashtag #DoTheShiggy on June 29.
The video went viral, prompting people worldwide to post clips on social media of themselves doing the dance challenge, including Giants hot shot Odell Beckham Jr.
But Shiggy’s biggest break came when Canadian rapper Drake featured the jig and Shiggy himself in his music video for “In My Feelings,” which dropped Thursday.
Drake has since credited the New Yorker as the reason his song climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
Movie stars such as actor Will Smith, singer Ciara and “Stranger Things” heroine Millie Bobby Brown have also jumped on board, posting videos of the dance.
“Around 4 Pm I Joked And Said I Was Really On [Drake’s] Album.. Five Hrs Later I Made The Video For The Dance #DoTheShiggy That Would Become A Global Phenomenon And Now I’m Starring In His Video .. Life Is Amazing. SPEAK IT INTO EXISTENCE!” Shiggy posted on Instagram Friday.
“I am a proud mother!” Shiggy’s mom gushed. “I hope that it will help his career. He is happy about it [and]I want more success for him.”
But the challenge has also incited a dangerous trend of jumping out of moving cars while doing the dance, since Shiggy originally performed it on the street.
“The message I have for kids doing this challenge is to be safe, stay in a safe area and just do the dance,” Shiggy told CBS News. “You don’t have to get outside your car or do it in a moving car or anything involving a car you can do this anywhere. So kids be safe.”