What is Megan Thee Stallion's Captain Hook Challenge? The viral craze explained

11 March 2020, 17:16 | Updated: 5 October 2020, 11:12

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

The Captain Hook Challenge is about to be the next big thing – and here's how to do it.

Megan Thee Stallion gave us hits, Hot Girl Summer and now… the Captain Hook Challenge. The rapper started the challenge following the release of her track 'Captain Hook', which is on her new EP Suga.

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On Tuesday (Mar 10), Megan – real name Megan Pete – dropped the iconic 'Captain Hook' video, which she directed herself. But, in a bid to get fans riled up just before its release, she shared a choreographed routine to 'Captain Hook' following the success of other challenges like the Say So Challenge and Renegade Challenge. Here's how you can copy Megan's moves.

What is the Captain Hook Challenge?
What is the Captain Hook Challenge? Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows, @hotgirlcoach via Triller

How to do the Captain Hook Challenge.

So, here's how you do the Captain Hook Challenge, as performed by Megan Thee Stallion herself on Monday night (Mar 9).

Basically, start by crossing your arms and wiggling your hips in a circular motion. Then comes the head tap followed by an exaggerated hair flip. Next, when Megan raps, "He's a sweetie, mmh, kiss it when he eat it, ayy, yeah," you'll need to tap your stomach a few times, before performing an eating motion. Finish by bopping up and down, kind of like you're heading down in an elevator. Simple, right?

Who started the Captain Hook Challenge?

Megan Thee Stallion was the first to perform the Captain Hook Challenge following her song of the same name. She shared the choreographed routine on Instagram, however, it was created using the Triller app – a rival to TikTok.

That hasn't stopped Megan's fans taking to TikTok to show off their moves, though, where people are putting their own spin on the challenge.