The Brief: The "I Don't Know If You Can Take It" Transition trend on TikTok consists of creators moving their head from right to left to create a jarring jump cut effect.

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TikTokers are performing a transition that consists of a head turn to the right and then the left. Each time the creator turns their face, the camera follows, creating a jarring jump cut effect. These transition videos are performed to DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

Lyrics:

I don’t know if you can take it
I know you want to see me nakey, nakey, naked

The transition, which is not new, is growing in popularity on the app as of early August. It may be due to the transition inducing nostalgia around the types of trends a user would see on Musical.ly before it was purchased by ByteDance in November 2017 and rebranded as TikTok.

There are over 949,000 videos linked to the sound on TikTok. A quick scroll through the top videos under the sound primarily consists of the “I Don’t Know If You Can Take It” trend.

@charlidamelio

ello

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The trend has grown immensely, with some TikTokers finding creative ways to make their transition videos standout from the rest.

@boiledburgers

😳

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Some have showcased their fails:

@maelynngracee

me trying to figure this shit out

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While others shared tutorials poking fun at those who haven’t mastered the simple transition, yet.

@uhbeerahmee

it’s not *that* hard #fyp #transition #ThisIsBliss

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Other takes:

@kaytop

Don’t let me beardfish you #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #beard #catfish

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@justmaiko

am i teaching him right?😳😂😂🤦‍♂️ @itsjonathanle

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