Here's What Shirley Caesar Thinks of the #UNameItChallenge

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 18:  Pastor Shirley Caesar attends the NMAAM 2016 Black Music Honors on August 18, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music )

Here's What Shirley Caesar Thinks of the #UNameItChallenge

It's also bringing her such joy.

Published November 17, 2016

This past week, Thanksgiving-inspired memes featuring a snippet from legendary gospel singer Shirley Caesar's "Hold My Mule" have been hitting the internet by storm.

The meme has been branded as the #UNameItChallenge and builds off of Caesar's chant, "beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes," in response to the question, "Grandma, what are you cooking for Thanksgiving?"

Needless to say, the memes have been bringing us all sorts of much-needed joy, with Caesar herself recently sharing that she too has been "amazed" by the trending social media sensation involving her and her song.

During an interview on the Willie Moore Jr. Show, Caesar shares her reaction to the viral success of the light-hearted and creative meme and recalls how she found out about it in the first place.

“I was out in the middle of the ocean and one of the members of the church showed it to me,” Caesar responded, when asked if she got wind of the social media craze yet. “I’ve been doing it for years.”

"I was so shocked to see them dancing and boogeying," Caesar added. "The Lord is so good to me."

Take a look at Shirley Caesar's response to the #UNameItChallenge, as well as the singer-turned-pastor performing the now-infamous song live, in the clip below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music)


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