Belmont student's fast food rap goes viral - WKRN News 2

Belmont student's fast food rap goes viral


Belmont University student Blake Mankin ordered food at the Wendy's drive-through on West End Avenue. What made his order unique, is that he rapped it.

"We always go to Wendys and we're like we should write a rap to it," Mankin said. "If it went exactly how we envisioned it, that it would become a viral hit. That was definitely the goal."

Behind the steering wheel with three friends in the back seat and one shooting the video in the passenger seat, Mankin placed a long order with the Wendy's drive-through attendant, asking friends in the backseat what they wanted, while jamming out the background beat on the car stereo.

As of Thursday, his rap video had 200,000 hits on YouTube and was featured on "The Today Show" as part of a video contest.

Mankin's friends are enjoying their moment of stardom.

"All over the country, from different points in my life people have called and texted me like, Hey did I just see you in this viral video?" said Henley Kibler, one of three friends in the backseat.

If Mankin's video is chosen by viewers on the show, it will be shown again this week and compete with a new group of videos.

As of Thursday, the video had 44% of the vote.

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