Remember that famous 2012 video of Kate Upton doing the “Cat Daddy” in an itty-bitty string bikini that kinda helped put her on the map? Well, apparently, that was never supposed to be seen.
During an interview with Alexa Chung for Vogue U.K., the 22-year-old revealed that she was not happy with celeb photographer Terry Richardson for posting the video online.
The article states, “Terry Richardson found himself on the receiving end of her wrath in May 2012, when he uploaded his now infamous video of Upton in a teeny-weeny bikini doing the Cat Daddy, a dance craze that appears to involve a lot of grinding, ‘paws’ aloft.
“The video received millions of hits on Youtube—not to mention a number of slow-motion versions for the more discerning customer—but, at the time, Upton was horrified because the behind-the-scenes video had been filmed for fun, not something she expected would make the final cut.”
And Kate made sure to let Terry know that she wasn’t cool with what he did. She tells the mag, “I was like, ‘That was disrespectful, you could have told me!'” But Upton also adds that there’s no bad blood over the YouTube video anymore. “Now, obviously, it’s fine.”
Meanwhile, Chung also asked Richardson whether he feels somewhat responsible for Upton’s rise to fame. “No,” he answered, “Kate was born a star.”
The video that featured the blond beauty at 19 years old was taken off of YouTube shortly after it was posted. And although Upton says she was pissed over its leak to the world, she definitely didn’t seem to mind at the time, because she tweeted about the video, “MY’Cat Daddy’!!! directed by Terry Richardson @terry_world http://tmblr.co/ZEobVyKgwtdS haha.”