The Story of Renegade

The Renegade set the Internet on fire... hear the story from the creator herself, Jalaiah Harmon.

The Renegade was a global phenomenon, yet its creator hardly reaped the fruits of her labor. This is the story about the pursuit of redemption, a reshaped Internet and where culture really comes from.

Jalaiah Harmon created one of the most viral dances of all time — the Renegade — at just 14 years old. Every teenager did (and still does) the dance. Lizzo, the Kardashians, and Charli D’Amelio popularized it (or appropriated it). And Harmon performed it on center court at the NBA All Star Game.

Although Harmon is best known for the Renegade, she doesn’t let that define who she is. She’s more than just an internet sensation, she’s Jalaiah.

"I can in my heart of hearts say that we definitely have helped boost some careers as well."

—Stephanie Harmon, Jalaiah's Mom