What is the 'DMX Challenge'? How 'What They Really Want' went viral

20 August 2019, 15:20 | Updated: 22 August 2019, 11:05

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

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.

DMX in the 'Bestie' video, DMX Challenge video.
DMX in the 'Bestie' video, DMX Challenge video. Picture: Bhad Bhabie via YouTube, @lanifeli_ via Twitter

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.

Meanwhile, others were disappointed that the challenge was nothing to do with barking.

The internet remains undefeated.