The Brief: TikTokers are highlighting the moments they've felt tough, fearless, and even invincible by lip-syncing to lyrics about fighting a grizzly bear.  

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TikTokers are revealing the moments in which they feel tough, fearless, and even invincible by lip-syncing to lyrics about fighting a grizzly bear, typically while performing simple tasks. These videos are meant to be humorous and are performed to a freestyle by rapper Mystikal. At the time of publication, there are over 55,000 videos linked to this audio under creator @Mauricestovall.

Lyrics:

I make a motherf*cka say ‘Oh yeah!’
I’m cold as a lion with no hair
And, if you ever see me fighting in the forest with a grizzly bear
Help the bear
Cuz that b*tch gon’ need it!

These bars aren’t from a radio hit, but a 2012 freestyle performed by Mystikal during an appearance onΒ  appearing on DJ Green Lantern’s Invasion Radio on Hip Hop Nation, Sirius/XM 44.

“If you ever see me fighting in the forest with a grizzly bear” TikTok videos first video appeared on June 22 under @Mauricestovall’s account.Β  His video was captioned, “Girls when they survive their period.” It received over 363,000 likes and was viewed over 1.9 million times.

@mauricestovall

Since the sound got deleted maybe this one will blow up 😭

♬ original sound – mauricestovall

Soon, other creators put their own spin on the humorous lyrics.

TikToker @Kimnopossible’s video about opening a jar without a man’s help resonated with many TikTokers, earning her over 1.5 million likes and 6.5 million views.

@kimnopossible

every single timeeeeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #foryou

♬ original sound – mauricestovall

Creator @Leilafit shared a version of her in the hospital with the caption, “When your doctor tells you [you] are dying @ 9:00, but its 9:01.” While the video both humored and worried many users, the video gained 2.1 million likes and 7.3 million views.

@leilafit

#foryou #fyp #hospital #bored #covid19 LittleBitFancy #TravelMemories

♬ original sound – mauricestovall

Other takes involved:

Reading in front of the class without stuttering…

@neko_channn

Had to pull out my books from middle school because I only read fanfics now LMFAOOO

♬ original sound – mauricestovall

Killing a bug without assistance…

@gibz_

♬ original sound – mauricestovall

Being named the line leader in kindergarten….

@bbygshaii

felt like the queen of the world

♬ original sound – mauricestovall

And, driving without any directions.

@briannachickenfry

♬ original sound – mauricestovall