Editor’s Note: Video contains profanities.
TikTok user Loza Alexander said the social media giant locked him out of his account after his “Let’s Go Brandon Theme Song” went viral on the app, garnering tens of thousands of likes since it was posted on Sunday.
The song even topped Apple Music’s rap and hip-hop genre on Thursday, and sold more than 500,000 units.
Now, however, Alexander says the original publisher, China-based TikTok, is planning on taking down his song altogether.
@lozaalexanderTIK TOK IS REMOVING THE LETS GO BRANDON VIDEO ON TIK TOK SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!!!##letsgobrandon ##letsgobrandonchallenge ##loza ##lozaalexander♬ LETS GO BRANDON THEME SONG – Loza Alexander
He shared a picture of a content violation message sent to his account, which cites “harassment and bullying.”
ATTENTION news reporters!
Tik Tok has threatened to remove my #letsgobrandon viral video that is approaching the number one spot on iTunes top us hip hop records! Tik Tok is claiming that I’m bullying? But how??? @TikTokSupport#lozaalexander #loza #letsgobrandonthemesong pic.twitter.com/ilAdaPHC6S
— Loza Alexander (@ImLozaAlexander) October 14, 2021
The “Let’s Go Brandon” chant originated after an NBC News reporter mistook the crowd’s “F*** Joe Biden” chant at a NASCAR race as “Let’s Go Brandon.”
#LetsGoBrandon original #NASCAR interview clip. Crowd was originally saying Fvck Joe Bden, but an attempt to cover things by re-labeling chant into Let’s Go Brandon, made things go viral? #oops pic.twitter.com/iJntJmArK9
— Tweety Birdy⁷ (@_____Tweety____) October 12, 2021