When it comes to TikTok, nothing gets views and likes like a good old-fashioned dance challenge. Whether it’s in the form of a joke, like the “dance prank” challenge, or a celebration of the newest Taylor Swift offering, TikTokers love to dance. The newest trend to storm the platform comes courtesy of Megan Thee Stallion, whose “Body Ody” challenge has users including celebrities like JLo showing off their moves.
This has been a banner year for Megan Thee Stallion. The rapper scored a huge hit with the Cardi B collaboration “WAP,” a success she followed up with her newest album, Good News, on November 20. To celebrate the new album and lead single “Body,” Megan took to TikTok with a clip sporting the hashtag #bodyodychallenge.
A Dance Craze Is Born
Megan’s video instantly blew up, gaining 6.3 million views and 1.4 million likes. With that, the #bodyodychallenge was born, prompting TikTokers all over to emulate dance moves from the song’s risqué music video.
Some of the more straightforward clips have users simply copying dance moves from the video, often with impressive or hilarious results.
Many users have also picked up the challenge as a way of promoting body positivity, as TikTokers of all shapes and sizes join in on the fun.
And then, of course, there are the clips that take the challenge to a whole new level with everything from Christmas decorations to animation.
The #bodyodychallenge has even been picked up by celebrities, including none other than Jennifer Lopez. The pop music legend took to Instagram to post her own entry in the dance challenge — featuring 12-year-old daughter Emme and one of her friends.
JLo isn’t the only big celebrity who has picked up the challenge. None other than Nathan Apodaca of the famous “longboarding and drinking cranberry juice while vibing to Fleetwood Mac” video has also shared a take on the dance craze.
Megan herself reposted JLo’s and Apodaca’s videos to her Instagram profile, along with other examples of families getting down to the hit single. It goes to show that, while the song might be a bit racy, the “Body Ody” challenge can still be fun for all ages.