Meet Malik, Channing Tatum’s stripper rival in Magic Mike XXL

In life, we’re taught that, in order to improve, we need to challenge ourselves. And one of the best ways to do that is to surround ourselves with talented people. The same logic applies to stripping.

For example, in a new clip from Magic Mike XXL, viewers are introduced to Mike’s rival, played by So You Think You Can Dance alum Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who enters the scene to push Mike to be all that he can be. After all, you can’t have another man out-pelvic-thrusting you. That’s just not allowed.

Boss, who also DJs for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, introduced the clip as the first time fans will meet his character on screen. And let’s just say it’s an introduction worth remembering.

There’s more where that came from when Magic Mike XXL hits theaters on July 1.