The Brief: The "My Way Or The Highway" trend on TikTok consists of teens lip-syncing to abrasive lyrics and directing it at their parents, resulting in varied reactions.
The “My Way Or The Highway” TikTok trend is getting some teens in trouble with their parents. It is marked by teens directing flippant language to their parents, relatives, and even law enforcement for TikTok clout. The videos results in various reactions. This trend appeared on the app in April and began growing in popularity in mid-May.
There are 283,000 videos linked to the original sound on TikTok. The audio features a rant from rapper Trina during an August 2017 Instagram Live session, where she said, “Next time you call me a b*tch, make sure you put baddest in front of it. Wack a** hoe.” That clip is then followed by a snippet from Queen Key’s “My Way” chorus: “My way, my way, or the highway.”
Some videos can be tracked under the associated hashtag #MyWayOrTheHighway. At the time of publication, the hashtag has garnered over 26 million views.
This wasn’t the best idea ive had 😳 #fyp
Some creators have also created skits of the audio, pretending to “go off” on former classmates and competitors.
These videos have since evolved, with TikTokers creating their own versions of the audio, changing the “baddest b*tch” reference, thus creating a new meme.
Creator @beavanzulu put a cultural spin on his video, saying, “If you call me a ‘can,’ make sure you put ‘Afri’ in front of it.”
Here are a few other creative takes:
Ho azz whack :*
My way… my way… 🙂