Watch a Half-Naked Channing Tatum Dance During His Stripper Days (VIDEO)
Channing Tatum may be a smidge embarrassed by his stripper past, but the Magic Mike star hasn’t shied away from discussing how taking it all off back in the day inspired the upcoming flick.
Now, TMZ has found footage from Channing’s stripping days in the late 1990s! Clad in a hula skirt, the buff actor is visibly amused while dancing in a group number set to the Village People’s “YMCA,” so much so that he botches some of the moves.
The clip cuts to another number with Channing carrying a spear while still in his hula outfit. Partway through his routine, the skirt falls off, revealing a teeny-tiny man-thong!
Despite claims that he pilfered the moves and life experiences of fellow male dancers from his past for Magic Mike, Channing flat out denied the allegations in a press conference for the movie over the weekend.
“Those guys have been trying to make money off of me since I got into this business,” Channing said.
Regardless of where his inspiration came from, we’re just glad he decided to put it all on film! Watch the full video below.