Nelly continues to steal the show on Dancing With the Stars. While it may not necessarily be because of his actual performance, the Atlanta rapper is drawing a lot of attention thanks to the rotation of dance shoes he has put on display through the first three weeks. He revealed yet another pair that caught the eye of judge Derek Hough, “By the way, I’m also starting to like these shoes.”
With his partner Daniella Karagach, Nelly dance the Foxtrot to “It’s Alright” from the upcoming Pixar movie, Soul. He received mostly positive reviews with a few critiques. Bruno Tonioli complimented him for executing a “proper slow Foxtrot” but did knock him for his shoulders. Carrie Ann Inaba, who also stole the show with her fashion choice on Disney Night, suggested he look to find a “breakout” routine, believing he’s been playing it a bit safe through his first few dances. All three judges gave the dance a score of 6 for a total of 18.
While his performance didn’t receive the high marks he would have hoped to have seen, his shoes did win over the Internet. Here are some of the best reactions to his latest choice of footwear.
Nelly turned the 11s into dancing shoes 😂😂😂... St. Louis gon St. Louis!!! pic.twitter.com/rPHg3o08rK— A Poet Named Kalvin (@Kalvin__J) September 29, 2020
I love Nelly and I love his shoes. One of my top 3 favorites. 🥰 #DWTS— Ｒａｖｅｎ🦋 (@rayofsuunshine) September 29, 2020
Nelly really be pimping out his sneakers into dance shoes lol #DWTS— Steph (@stephlandaverde) September 29, 2020
Nelly got ballroom shoes made out of Jordan’s 🤣— Teciiii 🇭🇹 (@CharlAcey) September 29, 2020
Nelly getting all his dance shoes customized to look like sneakers is how extra I wanna be #DWTS— sandy (@sandymarie1225) September 29, 2020
nelly and his shoes are the highlight of each episode #DWTS— jen (@jenmurillos) September 29, 2020