Baby announcement goes viral after couple uses ‘Fresh Prince’ theme song to relay the message

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When a couple found out they were expecting their first child, they wanted to announce the news to friends in a memorable way.

Melissa and Jesse Meek rapped to the theme song of the 1990s television show “The Fresh Prince of Belair”, changing the lyrics to be about their exciting news.

They shared the video with their loved ones, not expecting their fresh announcement to reach much farther than that.

Their video received more than 3 million views on YouTube in 10 days.

The parents-to-be told ABC affiliate KATU they think people are sharing it because it was honest.

“I think a lot of people like that it was candid,” Jesse said.

Melissa said it took about about five takes to finally get it right.

“The main problem was Jesse coming in at the right time,” she said. “He just kept missing that beat, and I was like, ‘Come on, get it together!'”

Coming up with creative ways to tell the good news didn’t start here. When Melissa told Jesse and her parents she was expecting, she used their dog to help.

That video can be found here.

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