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The #ShotxCrisis TikTok Challenge May Be the Hardest Dance Yet

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The mega-popular social media app TikTok has been known for its challenges, dances, and viral trends. One of the most popular dances to ever be on the app was the Renegade dance. The viral trend was the catalyst that took TikTok celebrities like Charli D’Amelio from just another girl-next-door to an internet sensation. 

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Ever since the Renegade Challenge, there hasn’t really been a dance to take its place on the throne, but it seems like the #ShotxCrisis dance challenge is giving it a run for its money. Some have even said it could possibly be the hardest TikTok dance challenge to ever be on the app. 

The #ShotxCrisis challenge is set to the song “Crisis” by Ohio rapper Jasiah.

The #ShotxCrisis dance challenge is set to the 2019 song “Crisis” by 23-year-old Ohio rapper and opera singer Jasiah. Jasiah has the same kind of vibes as XXXTENTACION or 6ix9ine. 

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The #ShotxCrisis challenge is all about the arms and is named after its creator, @tdfw.shot, a 17-year-old TikToker with over 200,000 followers. He is known for his fast-paced dances that primarily involve rapid, flailing arm and facial expressions. This one in particular is very quick-paced and takes a lot of memorization and concentration to execute. The dance includes moves like the woah, the wave, the mop, and many more.

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The #ShotxCrisis challenge is known for its extreme difficulty.

Like the “Renegade” dance challenge, the #ShotxCrisis challenge involves intricate and precise dance moves that are hard to master. Although, many have noted that after trying the Renegade and then attempting the #ShotxCrisis dance, there really is no comparison. 

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The challenge has already gone extremely viral with the hashtag garnering over 86.4 million views since June 18, 2020. There are currently over 1.3 million videos linked to @Tdfw.shot’s sound on the app. Creator @tdfw.shot’s original video where he premiered the dance has received over 1.1 million likes and 18.7 million views. His tutorial has also garnered a lot of attention, amassing 4.8 million views and over 188,000 likes. Even R&B singer Lizzo got in on the fun. 

One major difference between the Renegade and the #ShotxCrisis is that credit was given.

When the Renegade dance surged in popularity, there was one small caveat that many people had forgotten. While the dance was made viral by Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae, the dance was originally created by creator Jalaiah Harmon. 

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A New York Times article profiled Jalaiah Harmon and exposed the fact that the Atlanta-based dancer created the dance with her friend in her bedroom and then uploaded it to Instagram. On Instagram, her dance got less than 10k views. While Charli eventually did give Jalaiah credit in her TikTok videos, this controversy kicked off the discussion of appropriation of Black talent by white media and theft from smaller creators.

When the #ShotxCrisis dance challenge started to pick up steam and eventually went viral, Charli and other popular TikTok creators knew better and immediately gave @tdfw.shot the dance credit he deserves.

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