What is the 'DMX Challenge'? How 'What They Really Want' went viral
20 August 2019, 15:20 | Updated: 22 August 2019, 11:05
An old DMX song has inspired a new viral challenge.
We've just introduced you to the new 'Motivation' challenge inspired by Normani's iconic dance moves in the 'Motivation' video and even the Cucumber Challenge (sorry about that) but there's a new internet craze on the block and this one is a lot more tame.
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The DMX Challenge is the latest big thing on social media and it's actually brilliant.
What is the DMX Challenge?
Basically, the challenge involves people switching up their look to the lyrics of rapper DMX's track 'What These Bitches Want' (also known as 'What They Really Want' and 'What You Want') featuring Sisqo.
DMX names all the women he's allegedly had flings with in the lyrics, which read: "There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia (okay) Dawn, LeShaun, Ines, and Alicia (ooh) Teresa, Monica, Sharron, Nicki (uh-huh) Lisa, Veronica, Karen, Vicky (damn) Cookies, well I met her in a ice cream parlor (aight?) Tonya, Diane, Lori and Carla (okay) Marina (uh) Selena (uh) Katrina (uh) Sabrina (uh) About three Kim's (what?) LaToya, and Tina (WHOO!) Shelley, Bridget, Cavi, Rasheeda (uh-huh) Kelly, Nicole, Angel, Juanita (damn!) Stacy, Tracie, Rohna, and Ronda (what?) Donna, Ulanda (what?) Tawana, and Wanda (what?) Were all treated fairly but yet and still/Bitches is on some other shit now that I'm fuckin' wit Dru Hill // But I'ma keep it real (what?) What the fuck you want from a nigga? (c'mon) What the fuck you want from a nigga? (c'mon)."
The song featured on DMX’s third album, And Then There Was X in 1999 and almost 20 years after its release people are still loving it.
Listen to 'What They Really Want' featuring Sisqo here.
Now, the internet brings you a whole challenge.
The sad part is, some of us are too broke to switch it up sometimes.
I’m mad I don’t switch my hair up enough to do the #DMXChallenge 😭 Wow, I’m basic 🤦🏽♀️— 𝐉𝐚’𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐲 (@OhOkTash) August 19, 2019
Meanwhile, others were disappointed that the challenge was nothing to do with barking.
>see the hashtag #dmxchallenge trending— Resident Stevil (@Resident_Stevil) August 19, 2019
>women making videos with themselves synced to DMX's song "What These Bitches Want"
>literally absolutely not a single one of them is aware of the actual meaning of that song
The internet remains undefeated.