The Brief: The "I May Be... I Swear To God All I Do Is Cash Out" TikTok trend features creators performing the shmoney dance while sharing their issues and a flex.

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TikTokers are creating memes about problematic and even troubling aspects of their personal life while celebrating the small wins in their life by dancing to Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga” as part of the “I May Be… I Swear To God All I Do Is Cash Out” trend. The on-screen text in these videos usually begin with “I may be” The trend began growing in mid-November. There are over 142,000 videos linked to the sound.

Lyrics:

I swear to God, all I do is cash out
And if you ain’t a h*e, get up out my trap house
I been selling crack since like the 5th grade

These videos are marked by TikTokers performing the Shmoney dance which consists of dancers leaning forward and shifting their weight from side to side while crossing their arms.

This popular TikTok sees creator @Avatoowavy jump up on her couch and perform the dance while on-screen texts reads: ” I may be depressed, but at least my a** is fat.” It garnered over 404,000 likes and 1.4 million views.

@avatoowavy

♬ original sound – hellaflush

TikToker @Megnlockhart said she may be “one sad MF,” but at least she doesn’t embarrass herself in front of boys. The video amassed over 356,000 likes and 968,000 views.

https://www.tiktok.com/@megnlockhart/video/6896571392662195461?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6790176033137542661&is_from_webapp=1

One of the most popular versions is a different spin on the trend. Creator @Helengrassi’s video features a baby in Santa costume dancing behind on-screen text that reads: “When you find out Santa is immune to the Coronavirus.”

https://www.tiktok.com/@helengrassi/video/6897749995030727941?_d=secCgsIARCbDRgBIAIoARI%2BCjzGFiSGFK2oO25WhR1qJspzYdD5DN3AhgWQqj7vn1kwi2pjKWxEx5I%2BIUJGF2aPL%2FDZW3UghugtJQAvdfgaAA%3D%3D&language=en&preview_pb=0&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAADct_ib0QHkDWnpIK7jUNX_6nQECQMKbrJaCI4UfEsZoahcaLmJByTUpFXY5rahx3&share_item_id=6896644226973568261&share_link_id=84FCBC00-4B15-4F23-9820-EF735C7391C7&timestamp=1607115814&tt_from=copy&u_code=d49h00i6359ab3&user_id=6649410803609911302&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=copy&source=h5_m&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6790176033137542661&is_from_webapp=1

Other takes:

https://www.tiktok.com/@kcallison5/video/6897769543234620678?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6790176033137542661&is_from_webapp=1

https://www.tiktok.com/@kcirr3d/video/6901407458707705093?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6790176033137542661&is_from_webapp=1