The Brief: The term "bi wife energy" was popularized in a song on TikTok by @cringelizard to characterize heterosexual men who are married to bisexual women.
On March 6, 2021, TikToker @cringelizard posted a video of them performing an original song titled “BI WIFE ENERGY.”
The lyrics go:
“Well, to be honest I’m a hetero guy
but I really try to be a good ally
and it ain’t no secret and I’ll tell you why
it’s cause I love my wife and my wife is bi
Bi wife energy, he has bi wife energy!
Now sometimes people assume I’m queer
and I have to say hey, just a straight guy here
and I get it a lot, I don’t mean to be cruel,
it’s just that my wife is a bisexual”
@Cringelizard’s original video received over 2.1 million views and he posted a second version of the song, which has been viewed over 500,000 times.
A recording of the song can also be found on SoundCloud. At the time of writing, videos associated with the hashtag #BiWifeEnergy have been viewed over 3.1 million times on TikTok.
The phrase can also be found on Twitter where people are remarking on the catchiness of the song and discussing the concept of bi wife energy.
bi wife energy has been stuck in my head all week
— The English Simmer (@EnglishSimmer) March 14, 2021