International fitness expert and Rapstar Fitty Smallz and Co-Star Whitney Way Thore of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life" deliver a hard hitting message that breaks down the barriers of body image and celebrates body acceptance with Muffin Top. This is the second original song for Fitty Smallz that follows up his smash hit Hamburger Fries & Shake (http://youtu.be/_9LAyCJgD-Y). From one extreme to another, Hamburger Fries & Shake featured UFC and MMA champion Chuck “The IceMan” Liddell, while Muffin Top features media superstar Whitney Way Thore, whose viral video “A Fat Girl Dancing” and her “No Body Shame Campaign” has taken the Internet by storm. What better way to celebrate female empowerment and a platform that embraces all body types than the acceptance of the Muffin Top?
Muffin Top is another collaboration with “Team Fitty” including; Fitty Smallz, Ryan Viti and Christopher Royden Myers of Mighty Music Group under the Fitty Smallz record label, Notorious F.I.T. Productions. The video was Co-Produced and Directed by Fitty Smallz and Kurt Hudson and edited by Kurt Hudson. Director of Photography, Kyle Carbajal, Grip/Gaffer, George Deacon, Grip, Yonas Tesfai and Production Assistant, Terrel Jordan. Additional music engineering by Eli Moorhouse. Mixed and mastered by Paul Lapinski from My Platinum Sound. Once again, Joy Dennis from Hamburger Fries & Shake killed it on female vocals.
Muffin Top was filmed over a two day period starting in the legendary Cinotti’s Bakery, a sweet tooth tradition in Jacksonville, Florida since 1964 (http://www.cinottisbakery.com). Day two featured the Metro Entertainment Complex, which is a landmark establishment in Jacksonville, Florida, providing eye popping, jaw dropping, over the top entertainment to the city for over two decades (http://www.metrojax.com).
Special thanks to our amazing cast and crew, including plus sized actresses, Kandi Miller and Treasure Clay, our “Mean Girls,” Brooke Bedsaul, Moni Marie and Elaina Ivy, and our "permanent pregnant glow" actress, Dana Merrill and our bald headed grannie, Janet Tapper. Thanks also to D.J. Mako Millions, superstar Rap/R&B sensation Chris Knite, photographer Richie Varela, behind the scenes videographer, Lee David, Hair and Make Up Autum Quinn and Natasha Wiggins, fashion stylist, Lisa Pepin-Donat and Manikin Models for casting (http://www.manikinmodels.com). Big shoutout to Fitty's sponsors http://www.HipHopBling.com for providing the coolest bling on the planet and to dotFIT for all supplements, meal replacement bars and shakes.
Extra special thanks to Whitney’s agent, Michael DeFosse of Marilyn’s Agency, and of course, to the extraordinary talented Whitney Way Thore who flew into Jacksonville by herself and performed tierlessly for two full of days of performance during the Muffin Top production. On the third day she appeared with Fitty Smallz on live TV for First Coast Living where she danced to the performance of Hamburger Fries & Shake. On the forth day, she put together a dance team and performed a live set on the main stage at Jacksonville Landing with Fitty Smallz and his crew for the feature performance during the Beautiful Bodies Competition. Whitney Way Thore rocks!
"The first rule of happiness is to be comfortable in your own skin. The second rule is to spend as little time as possible focusing on what other people think about you.” -Fitty Smallz
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