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What is the Flip the Switch challenge?

The TikTok challenge has been around since 2018, but now it's being revived.

Jan 27, 2021, 5:22 pm*

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Audra Schroeder

TikTok‘s Flip the Switch challenge got a celebrity boost over the weekend, when Kate McKinnon and Elizabeth Warren participated in the trend. Then Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez did their take.

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So what is the Flip the Switch challenge?

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TikTok Flip the Switch Challange

Essentially, it requires two people to trade places—and usually entire outfits as well—at a crucial point in Drake's 2018 single "Nonstop": "Look, I just flipped the switch." However, earlier versions, which can be traced back to November 2018 according to Know Your Meme, were a little different.

The more recent videos feature celebs like Camila Cabello, Howie Mandell, and Emily Ratajkowski doing the challenge, and there are quite a few traditional gender-swapping takes. Audio used in a November 2019 clip from user @dallinxbella has now been used in more than 76,0000 TikToks.

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Of course, people got a little more creative with the challenge.

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While the trend starting taking off again before the Warren clip, that one apparently caught the attention of Drake, who commented on SNL's post: "Wow I need to come home."

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*First Published: Mar 9, 2020, 1:25 pm