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‘Magic Mike XXL’: Ginuwine Breaks The Internet With 1996 Hit

Could the release of Magic Mike XXL skyrocket Ginuwine back into the R&B limelight?

According to the social media responses and reactions to the new trailer, that just might be a possibility.

The first teaser trailer for Magic Mike XXL was released online Wednesday, but Channing Tatum was not the only name that mentioned among many of the tweets of people that saw it.

In addition to several other leading actors from the Magic Mike cast (such as Joe Manganiello & Matt Bomer), Ginuwine has suddenly become a major topic of discussion because of his own “cameo” appearance in the trailer.

No, Ginuwine does not have a starring role as an actor in the film, but his 1996 hit song, “Pony,” seems to have become an anthem for the Magic Mike movie franchise.

Serving as the background score for the teaser trailer, many fans and critics alike seem to agree that Ginuwine’s “Pony” was the perfect song choice.

However, when you take a closer look at the majority of the tweets, it seems as if Ginuwine broke the Internet all by himself with the release of the Magic Mike XXL teaser.

The nostalgia of Ginuwine’s nearly 19-year-old song alone compelled some people to comment more on wanting to listen to the song than necessarily being excited about the movie release.

There were even quite a few people that prefer Ginuwine’s performance in his 1996 music video for the song, “Pony,” over Channing Tatum’s dance routine.

Ginuwine’s hit song, “Pony,” appeared in the first Magic Mike movie as part of Channing Tatum’s background music, as well. It seems as if the people working behind-the-scenes on the teaser trailer wanted to use the song to help bring the movie back into the spotlight with its now-viral clip.

On his official Twitter page, Ginuwine has been retweeting messages about his song’s appearance in the Magic Mike XXL teaser, as well as his return to the hit NBC series Parks and Recreation for Tuesday’s episode.

Perhaps the fact that Ginuwine’s hit song from the mid-90s can still make headlines nearly 20 years after it was first released speaks volumes about its value as a timeless classic.

What do you think?

[Image Credit: BET & Vulture]

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