Man in car hands on cards caption 'Never let them know your next move' (l) Logan Paul on exercise machine in bathroom caption 'Never let them know your next move' (c) man in car holding woman's hand caption 'Never let them know your next move' (r)

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‘Never let them know your next move’: TikTok trend celebrates the unexpected

You won't see what's coming next.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 5, 2022   Updated on Apr 13, 2022, 1:08 pm CDT

It’s always exciting to watch something and be met with the unexpected, but TikTok is taking it to exciting and visually arresting levels with a new trend.

The premise of the emerging trend, which has been picking up steam since it first emerged in March, is easy. All you really need to do is depict something going in a different direction than viewer convention would suggest and pair the video to Kodak Black’s “Pimpin Ain’t Easy.” To top it off, caption your video with “never let them know your next move.” 

For TikToker @dezz_africa, who first popularized the trend and whose video has been viewed more than 10 million times, went with a simple example: As a car drives to the end of a street, the right blinker is turned on, but the car makes a left-hand turn instead.

💆🏾‍♂️ how you gotta move lately. #fyp

♬ original sound – Warren🖤

But soon enough, the trend became less what nobody expected and more about trying to portray absurd outcomes—and the wackier, the better.

For example, it works particularly well when it involves household items or pets.

In some cases, it involved the usage of some optical illusions.

It’s a trend that works particularly well for sports or with several people because then you can push the limits of the illusion even further.


Reply to @.whoisjay #greenscreenvideo @toniooo.3 @t a e 💕 @Angel💕 @Joshua Diaz @J Shiesty😈🩸 #viral #neverletthemknowyournextmove #basketball

♬ original sound – Warren🖤

But college dorms are just as fruitful of an environment.

Jake Paul is among those to have hopped onto the trend, and as it spreads, we’re sure to see even more interesting visual plays. And while who knows what direction something simple might take, at the very least you can’t say that you saw it coming.

H/T Know Your Meme

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*First Published: Apr 5, 2022, 1:51 pm CDT