The Brief: The stank walk trend on TikTok features creators walking with their butt pushed out and their feet pointed outwards. The trend first appeared when @CrazyRah posted a video on April 16.
TikTokers are stank walking into and out of rooms is a new trend on the app. It is performed to Black Mayo’s “Jus Kno” and originated among Black creators. The stank walk is marked by an individual poking their butt out and pointing their feet outward as they move.
On April 18, creator @CrazyRah uploaded a video of her stank walking into a room set to Black Mayo’s “Jus Kno.” The on-screen text read, “When he has gray sweats.” She then stank walks, out of the room once she realizes “he has no print.” The video was captioned, “That stank walk though #stankwalk.” The video was a hit and garnered over over 603,000 views and 139,800 likes.
She continued the trend, launching a nine-part series performing the walk.
She also dropped a stank walk tutorial.
Many creators performed their own version of @CrazyRah’s stank walk video with their own twist. The associated hashtag #StankWalk has 6.4 million views. #StankWalkChallenge has 98.1 million views. #StankWalkGang has 2.7 million views.
Nate White’s @nene_la_shiro #stankwalk video featuring his mom amassed over 863,000 views and 213,000 likes within 21 hours of posting.
Here are other takes on the trend.
love these types of comments 💀 @cireyadaley1 walk creds: @jordyncarterjc @crayzrah #stankwalk
I'm submitting this tiktok to the museum of black culture pic.twitter.com/A8ah9P4Hke
— #oh ( #yesiam ) Malcolm (@MalcolmNelson19) May 10, 2020