Twerking while hanging out of a moving car, and tumbling out of said car ... has to be the stupidest -- yet also hysterical -- thing an Atlanta college student ever did ... but it's made her a Vine superstar.
The video has more than 7.5 million views ... and although everyone's calling it twerking ... Brittany Swift set the record straight ... telling us she was really doing something called The Whip. We stand corrected.
Swift says her favorite jam -- K Camp's "Lil Bit" -- came on the radio ... and she just had to break out The Whip ... but couldn't wait for her sister to slow down. Stupidly ... she started the dance with the door open, and while switching legs she says her sister hit the brakes and she went flying.
Amazingly, Swift says the #FAIL looked way worse than it was. No broken bones, no bruises ... just one scratch and some ashy elbows..
Little lotion and she's back in the game.
Jack & Jack
Vine Rap Stars Upstaged By Matt
During Fan CRUSH [Video]
11/17/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pop rap duo Jack and Jack were at the center of an insane scene at LAX -- hundreds of their 6 million social media followers flocked to the airport -- but much of the crowd was really obsessed ... with their famous friend.
You've gotta see the J&J fans losing their minds -- tears were shed as they made their way through the crazed pack of tweener girls. But the most surprising part is a majority of the girls were screaming for the Jacks' BFF ... a dude named Matthew Espinosa.
Matt's pretty popular in his own right -- over 4 million followers -- but based on this video ... it looks like he's coming for Jack and Jack's crown.
For the older set, this is like Beatlemania ... for Pete Best (Google it, young people).
Vine Star Jerome Jarre
Detained By Cops For Speedo Prank
10/29/2014 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Warning to all travelers -- parading around in a Speedo and carrying a 5-foot rubber duckie at 35,000 feet could get you a 3-hour sit down with cops ... which Vine star Jerome Jarre just learned the hard way.
Jarre pulled the prank on a flight to Miami Tuesday ... thinking he'd record a fun video for his 7.5 million followers. It's what Vine stars do. But Jarre says one of the American Airlines flight attendants didn't get the joke ... and called cops to meet him upon landing. We're told Jerome was detained for 3 hours of questioning.
When it was all said and done ... Jarre was released. We're told American Airlines was merely following standard procedure for someone who creates a disturbance. But Jarre has not been banned from AA.
At least he's got a 6-second memory of his stunt.
5 Seconds of Summer
Bassist Cops to Flashing Dong on Internet
8/29/2014 6:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5 Seconds of Summer's bass player now has a viral penis -- which is not as bad as it sounds -- but yes ... his junk's being passed around the Internet after he flashed it on Snapchat.
Calum Hood learned a hard lesson (pun intended, we've seen the video) when he sent the revealing video to someone who then reposted it as a Vine for the world to see. So, now ya know, Calum -- famous naked penises ALWAYS get leaked.
Even though you never see 18-year-old Hood's face in the video ... he took the brutally honest step of admitting it was him by tweeting ... "I'm still just a teenage kid learning from mistakes ;)"
So, he's young, dumb, and ...
Drops LOUD Homophobic Slur
7/8/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nash Grier -- the most followed person on Vine -- billowed out a homophobic slur so loud and angry it is truly shocking.
The 16-year-old posted the video in April -- then quickly deleted it. It features a snippet from a TV commercial about HIV. Grier clearly took issue with the message.
The reason it just surfaced -- Tyler Oakley, another social media star, got his hands on it and was appalled enough to blast it out.
Grier has since taken to Twitter to apologize.
Vine Star Jessica Vanessa
Just Call Her ...
The Pied Pooper
6/26/2014 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vine star Jessica Vanessa knows how to draw a crowd ... just shake dat ass!!!
Vanessa was at a Vine meet-up in Pan Pacific Park in L.A. Wednesday, where she chatted with our photog ... completely unnoticed by the crowd ... that is, until she decided to show off her infamous twerking skills.
Once the cheeks began to move, the crowd did too ... and before long she was surrounded by a gaggle of fans.
As the old saying goes ... if you shake it, they will come.
Shovel Girl Video
Cops Conduct Criminal Investigation
5/7/2014 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's all fun and games until someone gets hit in the head with a shovel ... but TMZ has learned police are investigating the infamous "shovel girl" video ... and assault charges now loom.
By now you've seen the video ... two girls are fighting when one grabs a shovel and throws it at the other ... nailing her in the back of the head as she hightails it out.
Now a rep for the Miami County Sheriff's office in Ohio tells TMZ ... they've assigned a deputy to investigate after they were contacted by the girls' high school. Maj. Steve Lord tells TMZ ... the girl who threw the shovel could be charged with assault or disorderly conduct.
We think we know what Exhibit A would be ...
Vine Star Brittany Furlan
The Secret to Six Million Followers Is ...
5/7/2014 5:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
How does someone you've never heard of amass SIX MILLION followers on Vine? Allow Brittany Furlan to explain ...
Our photog spotted the Internet sensation out on Larchmont yesterday with her dad when we asked how in the world she's racked up such a massive following with her six-second vids.
We won't spoil her answer -- it's really pretty simple -- but her response made her dad super uncomfortable.
Needless to say ... we think she's definitely worth a follow.