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What is the Kiki Challenge? What Drake song is the dance to? How did the dance craze go viral? | London Evening Standard
orget the Nae Nae and the floss, a new dance craze has taken the internet by storm - the #KiKiChallenge.
If you've even done so much as scroll through Twitter over the past month, you've probably already seen the videos (some better than others).
The dance trend characteristically features an individual dancing alongside a moving car to Canadian rapper Drake's hit single, In My Feelings.
At first, it started off as a bit of fun and games in the name of Instagram likes, but it's now become a global safety issue, with police around the world warning people against stepping up to the challenge.
But what is the #KiKiChallenge, where did it come from and why are police cracking down on the viral dance? Here's everything you need to know:
What is the #KiKiChallenge?
As social media veterans will know, when it comes to viral challenges, we've just about seen it all.
But the #KiKiChallenge is in equal parts both ridiculous and impossible to look away from, and before you know it you've spent your entire lunch break scrolling through the best ones.
The #KiKiChallenge, also known as the #InMyFeelingsChallenge, involves a willing volunteer who opens the passenger door of a moving car and proceeds to dance alongside it to the opening lines of Drake's "In My Feelings," from his latest album, Scorpion.
The now-iconic lyrics go as follows:
"KiKi, do you love me? Are you riding? Said you'd never ever leave from beside me, 'cause I want you and I need you, and I'm down for you always."
If you haven't heard it yet, look it up - you'll be singing it to yourself probably for the rest of eternity.
Where did the #KiKiChallenge come from?
The dance itself went viral after internet comedian Shiggy posted a video of himself on Instagram busting some moves to Drake's song.
Interestingly, the original video did not involve a car.
The plot thickened when Shiggy's friend Odell Beckham Jr. filmed himself doing the dance outside of a vehicle.
And thus, the #KiKiChallenge was born.
What has Drake said about the #KiKiChallenge?
Drake has let the money do the talking, and can largely thank Shiggy for making In My Feelings skyrocket to the top of the charts. This is despite the song not originally planned to be released as a single.
On the day the song went to number 1 in the US, Drake posted a photo of him with Shiggy to his Instagram.
Shiggy has since slyly hinted that Drake should cut him a share of the profits.
What celebrities have done the #KiKiChallenge?
Everyone from Will Smith to Ciara has had a go.
Will Smith went the extra mile and did the challenge on top of a bridge in Budapest. In the video, which he posted to Instagram, he says whilst scaling the bridge: "this is definitely illegal."
Even Drake couldn't resist giving fans a show during his set at Wireless festival.
Why are police saying it's too dangerous?
As one would expect, there are going to be multiple risks involved with jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it in the middle of the road.
Police in Florida have said that anyone caught jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it could be slapped with a $1000 fine plus criminal charges.
Mumbai police posted a warning tweet reading: "Not just a risk for you but your act can put life of others at risk too. Desist from public nuisance or face the music!"
The moral of this internet story? Don't KiKi and drive, kids.
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Drake's Kiki Challenge Made Stars Out Of Indian Farmers. Where Are They Now? : Goats and Soda Last summer, they danced to Drake's "In My Feelings" in a rice paddy and racked up a million page views. Here's what the farmers — and the vlogger behind it — have been up to since then.
In August 2018, NPR reported on two farmers from a small village in India who went viral for dancing in a rice paddy to rapper Drake's hit song, "In My Feelings." The video of them doing the so-called "Kiki challenge" racked up more than 1 million views. Where are the farmers and the creator of the video now?
Ever since the internet hailed the dancing farmer video, life has changed in big and small ways, says Sriram Srikanth, 28, the vlogger who choreographed the dance and shot the video.
Their little jig put the tiny village of Lambadipally in the southern Indian state of Telangana on the map.
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Fans seek out their village, Srikanth says. "Many of our days begin by meeting people who've traveled long hours to come to see us," he says. At least 20 people show up every day on weekdays, and many more on weekends. He says they often just want to tell them how much they appreciate village life and their vlogs.
"It's a great feeling to meet them, to see their interest in our village and our work," he adds.
The viral video also helped grow Srikanth's YouTube channel, My Village Show. He started it in 2012 to chronicle the exasperating and endearing aspects of village life with doses of slapstick comedy. When the channel first launched, it had a little over 1,000 subscribers. Today, it has over 900,000 subscribers and 200 episodes.
After the Kiki challenge, Srikanth and his team uploaded 38 videos last year, 22 of which have scored over a million views. Some of their popular videos are humorous takes about how villagers deal with the influences of modern life — smartphones, selfie sticks, virtual reality technology, even fidget spinners.
The success has helped Srikanth build a steady income with advertising revenue and allowed him to pay his team and actors.
In the months after the Kiki challenge video, the My Village Show team expanded. "We're currently employing eight villagers who've joined us in acting and scriptwriting," says Srikanth. "We've built an office, and we train people in computer literacy. We're hoping that it will help the younger ones find employment."
Some people in the village are still trying to figure out why the Kiki video captivated a global audience. "They wonder why the international media came knocking on our doors when all we did was dance in the muck," says Srikanth, laughing.
And what about the dancing farmers?
Farmers Anil Geela, left, and Pilli Tirupati do their version of the Kiki Challenge, dancing to Drake's song "In My Feelings." In the mud. With oxen. My Village Show Vlogs via YouTube/screenshot by NPR hide caption
My Village Show Vlogs via YouTube/screenshot by NPR
Farmers Anil Geela, left, and Pilli Tirupati do their version of the Kiki Challenge, dancing to Drake's song "In My Feelings. " In the mud. With oxen.
My Village Show Vlogs via YouTube/screenshot by NPR
Anil Geela, 25, has been offered a role in an Indian film. He's transitioned from farming and being a regular on My Village Show to full-time acting. "It's a small role — I play the friend of the bad guy and there's lots of comedy," he says with a laugh. The movie is set for a year-end release.
Pilli Tirupati, 29, had a baby boy just days after the video went viral. The villagers started calling the infant Kiki and the nickname stuck, he says.
Still a rice farmer, Tirupati shares one of his current struggles. "In Lambadipally village, water scarcity isn't the big problem. The biggest problem is the monkey menace," he says. "We have to stick to paddy farming, because if we plant fruits or vegetables, unruly monkeys end up eating and ruining our crops!"
Though things are busier for the team at My Village Show and more villagers are recruited to act in the vlogs, life for the farmers and the vlogger has remained more or less the same, they say.
But they have noticed a change in the way outsiders view village life. "Everyone knows rural life isn't easy. There's a perception that it is impoverished, when there really is a lot of abundance," says Srikanth.
"I feel like the biggest impact our work has made is to show how living in a village can be beautiful and charming, and that there are joyful experiences," he adds.
Despite the hardships, we're blessed to live this life, says Geela. "We're healthy, happy, have strong friendships and deep connections to the land. If you have roots in a small village, it's no longer a reason to be ashamed. And that's the message we'd really like to see go viral."
Kamala Thiagarajan is a freelance journalist based in Madurai, India. Her work has appeared in The International New York Times, BBC Travel and Forbes India. You can follow her @kamal_t.
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Drake summed up the results of the Kiki Challenge in the video "In My Feelings" • TNT MUSIC - Here is your music
Probably the best video of this week. Drake's seven-minute video for the hit "In My Feelings" became one of the most discussed topics on the Internet in a matter of hours. It features a number of interesting cameos, including actress La La Anthony from the TV series Power in the Night City.
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On the night of Thursday to Friday, a video for Drake's song "In My Feelings" finally appeared on YouTube, which has already become a meme. A day before the premiere, the Canadian artist, breaking all records with the new album "Scorpion", announced the release of the video. The fans froze, anticipating that something grand was waiting for them. And it should be noted that they did not fail - the video exceeded all expectations! nine0003
Viral New Challenge: Dance to Drake's hit "In My Feelings"
The long-awaited video was directed by 22-year-old Canadian native Karina Evans. It was she who directed Drake's recent nostalgic video "I'm Upset", which made the rapper's longtime fans shed tears. In addition, Karina worked with the artist on the videos for "God's Plan" and "Nice For What".
In the story, Drake is trying to communicate with Kiki, played by the star of the TV series 50 Cent's "Power in the Night City" La La Anthony. However, the mother of the beauty, performed by Phylicia Rashad, drives the protagonist away. She advises the rapper to take his Jordans away. nine0003
Now we finally know what Kiki looks like
Photo: frame from clip
Drake's frustrated hero leaves, and then a fun and incendiary madness begins. In the new clip of the Canadian superstar, everyone is dancing, and it's hard to resist the mass flash mob. The rapper's video was completely inspired by the Kiki Challenge, so the American comedian Shiggy unexpectedly appears in the frame, launching the relay.
At the very end of the video, several clips are shown that impressed the artist's team - there was a place for DJ Khaled, and Dua Lipe, and Will Smith. So Drake's new work sums up the viral challenge in a way. I must say that the time has really come - some people who decided to dance to "In My Feelings" were seriously injured by jumping out of the car at full speed. Moreover, after watching numerous videos, experts found a number of offenses, including negligent driving, obstructing traffic and reckless behavior. nine0003
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Within hours of posting, Drake's video was trending on YouTube, racking up over four million views.
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Indian farmers took part in Kiki's challenge and these guys really burn
A couple of months ago, after the release of a new song by Drake called "In my feelings" ("In my feelings"), a new flash mob called the "Kiki challenge" (Kiki challenge) swept the Internet. Everyone who was not too lazy began to dance in front of a driving car to this song and some of the videos went viral. However, the police began to urge people to stop the challenge after several people were injured during its execution. But then two Indian farmers won everyone's hearts with their creative and arguably safest Kiki challenge. People started calling it the best and some even called this video the Kiki winner. nine0073
After the release of Drake's new song called "In my feelings", a new flash mob called "Kiki's challenge" swept the Internet
Drake personally thanked him for this
Even celebrities like Will Smith took part in this challenge
And also pilots
And even cute grannies
But two Indian farmers made the biggest impression on everyone, and some even called them the winners of the "Kiki challenge"
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