The Brief: "Quit Playing! I Didn't Do This Stuff" TikToks see creators reenacting moments they felt they were being blamed or punished for other people's actions.
The “Quit Playing! I Didn’t Do This Stuff” TikToks see creators trying to defend themselves after being blamed for other people’s actions by lip-syncing to an excerpt of R. Kelly’s viral interview with CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King.
In the interview, R. Kelly tried to clear his name after Lifetime’s docuseries called Surviving R. Kelly spoke with women who accused him of assaulting them when they were underage. While discussing the documentary and the allegations against him, R. Kelly yelled, “Quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my f*cking life. Y’all killing me with this sh*t. I gave y’all 30 years of my f*cking career!”
Now,”TikTokers are using this audio in different contexts. The trend began growing in popularity in July 2020.
@Jaywill4real’s video is a popular take. In it, he tries to get into Heaven, but is denied entry by God. His video garnered over 219,000 likes and 902,000 views.
Really hoping for some forgiveness 😭😭
Creator @khadarelhodge has an explosive reaction in his TikTok, after being asked to wash dishes he did not use. His video amassed over 247,000 likes and 963,000 views.
@Thisaintjay’s video captioned “When the teacher won’t dismiss the class until all the computers are up,” received over 50,000 likes and 168,000 views.