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‘Buss It’ TikTok challenge has people possibly busting knees

Erica Banks' 'Buss It' is now the soundtrack to a viral challenge.

Jan 12, 2021, 2:28 pm*

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Audra Schroeder

Erica Banks’ song “Buss It” has ascended on TikTok, and it now soundtracks a viral challenge that’s all about the drop.

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The Dallas rapper's track has been circulating on TikTok since last summer, but the new challenge raised her profile: She just signed with Warner Records.

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The 'Buss It' challenge

So what is the "Buss It" challenge? It's similar to transition-specific trends like the Wipe It Down challenge, where participants start in one scenario and end up in another. The "Buss It" challenge typically requires a transition from one outfit to another, with an emphasis on the drop.

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I wanted to play too 🙈 Ib: @erikadavila120

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BuzzFeed points to a Jan. 2 TikTok from Erika Davila as the inspiration. She does the drop in sweats, but suggests, "Someone plz do this transition but all prettied up omg plzzzz."

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I MADE IT A SEPERATE SOUND SO YALL COULD SEE ALL OF EM UNDER THIS ONE. NOW GO DO IT<3 #fyp #newtrend #challenge #duet #transition

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Banks recently participated in the challenge and asked Nicki Minaj to join in. Monica and Gabrielle Union also participated.

Some people got creative: This TikTok incorporates last week's pro-Trump siege on the Capitol into the challenge.

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But the real heroes of the "Buss It" challenge are the knees that likely weathered multiple attempts at a seamless transition.

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Be careful out there.

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*First Published: Jan 12, 2021, 2:27 pm