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How Tyler Breeze became a part of the music video for the internet's biggest viral song
Anyone who watches Tyler Breeze strut down the runway on NXT knows that Prince Pretty is the master of the selfie. That’s why many, including Breeze himself, were stunned when his self-portraits were left out of the music video for the hit song “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers.
A wrong has finally been righted, as one of Breeze’s gorgeous snapshots has been included in the latest video for the viral sensation.
“I feel like I’ve been given the respect I deserve,” Breeze told WWE.com while on location for a photo shoot.
The road to redemption for the self-proclaimed “Selfie King” started shortly after the song’s release earlier this year.
“They titled the song ‘#SELFIE’ and didn’t even tell me they were coming out with it or ask me to be a part of it,” Breeze sniped. “If anyone knows anything about selfies, they know I’m the king.”
Feeling slighted, Prince Pretty took to social media.
Breeze’s fans took over from there, bombarding The Chainsmokers with tweets, Vines and Instagram videos. The DJ duo had little choice but to recognize “The Selfie King,” and include him in the updated version.
Prince Pretty’s selfie, featuring him clad in one of his trademark fur coats, stands out from a pack that includes celebrities like Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White, journalist Arianna Huffington and actor David Hasselhoff— company that didn’t impress Breeze.
“It almost offends me to see them in there at all,” Prince Pretty said. “When has David Hasselhoff ever taken a good selfie?”
Breeze should know. The part-time resident of Campo Grande, Brazil estimates he takes hundreds of self-portraits a day, meaning The Chainsmokers could have an entire music video featuring Prince Pretty, if they wanted.
“I get good quality selfies every single time,” Breeze bragged. “Every picture I take is gorgeous.”
But just because Breeze made an appearance in the “#SELFIE” music video doesn’t mean the rivalry between Prince Pretty and The Chainsmokers is over. Recently, the DJs issued a challenge to the NXT Superstar for a unique match.
While Breeze is busy getting ready for his NXT Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match against Sami Zayn at NXT Takeover, he’s also prepared for a selfie showdown with the DJs.
“I’m sitting here waiting,” Prince Pretty said. “If they ever decide to show up at NXT, they’ll find out first hand why I am the ‘Selfie King.’”
Tyler Breeze takes on Sami Zayn in an NXT Championship No. 1 Contender's Match at NXT Takeover, LIVE this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on WWE Network. Click here for more information on how you can get WWE Network to see Prince Pretty in action!