The Brief: The Deborah Cox Challenge sees individuals attempting to sing Cox's difficult run from her 1998 song "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here."

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Celebrities and internet users alike are taking part in the Deborah Cox Challenge which calls for participants to replicate Cox’s incredibly complex run from her 1998 hit “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here.”

The challenge began growing in popularity in late September. It’s been spreading across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. The hashtag #DeborahCoxChallenge has over 3.7 million views on TikTok.

Lyrics:

To take some time and take care of me
But I turn around and you’re standing here
Standing here
Oohhhh yeah!
No nobody
No no no no nobody supposed to be here!

Celebs have attempted the challenge. Keke Palmer made it look effortless.

Melanie Fiona did that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFqKLjOBC7O/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

And, Lizzo did… Lizzo!

@lizzo

#thedeborahcoxchallenge #nobodysupposedtobeherechallenge

♬ original sound – lizzo

Other attempts:

@carnivaljedi

I can do this guys! #greenscreenvideo #deborahcoxchallenge #singing #musiclesson #jazminesullivanchallenge

♬ original sound – carnivaljedi

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