The Brief: The "I Don't Know If You Can Take It, Ushy Gushy" TikTok trend consists of creators performing a head transition, before waddling over to the camera and performing a dance routine.
The “I Don’t Know If You Can Take It, Ushy Gushy” TikTok trend is a new variation on the “I Don’t Know If You Can Take It” transition trend. Creators are putting a humorous spin on it by following up the DJ Khaled and Rihanna’s “Wild Thoughts” audio with a snippet of SpongeBob‘s Mr. Krabs walking mixed into a freestyle from rapper Shayydee. These videos are typically marked by TikTokers performing the transition. It is followed by choreo consisting of pushing down motions and pretending to look into the distance. The videos began growing in popularity on Aug. 19.
I don’t know if you can take it
I know you want to see me nakey, nakey, naked
Ushy gushy, my p*ssy
He wanna take him a lookey
The audio is linked to over 5700 videos. It traces back to creator swamp.son’s Aug. 19 video. In it, he appears to perform the trending head-turn transition, before the camera zooms out. He then waddles over to the camera and performs a routine involving pushing down motions and and pretending to look out into the abyss. The video has over 726,000 likes and 2.1 million views.
Another popular video sees TikToker @_brent10_ perform the transition before a creepy-looking nun appears in a red tinged room. This video garnered over 699,000 likes and 2.4 million views.
@Kydmike’s video is another popular take. The video featuring him in a pink onesie garnered over 12,000 likes and 63,000 views within 3 hours.
this trend 😭