Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding? Will you bail me out of jail, please?
Let’s be clear though, when Shiggy created the viral dance choreography, the goal was not to get out of a moving vehicle while jamming to the Scorpion cut. Lord knows how that came to be, but even Shiggy set the record straight that that’s not what this whole dance challenge is about. “#InMyFeelingsChallenge is not about getting out of a moving car!” he wrote on his Instagram story earlier this week.
Sadly, it’s not just a few wild 'grammers responsible for the chaos. The trend is so big that the National Transportation Safety Board issued a statement begging people to stop hopping out of their cars to sing about Kiki.
The #InMyFeelingsChallenge has gone global, and people are attempting the dangerous moves in places less lenient as to issue a simple warning. In Egypt, the viral sensation can get you put behind bars, according to Bloomberg.
Egypt’s Interior Ministry says doing the dance is okay for fun, but any obstruction of traffic resulting from the #InMyFeelingsChallenge carries a potential fine of 3,000 pounds, or $167, and a year in prison. Yes, prison.
Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, prosecutors have ordered the arrest of three “social media influencers” after they participated in the challenge and posted videos. “Arrest warrants were issued on the ground that the dancing endangered the lives of others and offended public morals,” according to Bloomberg.
I’ll be the first to say it: this isn’t worth it. Regardless of what country you’re in, stay inside your car, buckle up, and act like you’ve got some home training.