Kiki Challenge: India police warn against risky dance trend

Cristina Cross
August 3, 2018

"So please stand by your kids in all the challenges in life except #kikichallenge", reads the UP police tweet, which also shows a female dancing along a moving vehicle.

The Kiki challenge has taken the world by storm. Well, it's not just normal dancing; the challenge involves a person to jump out of a moving auto, dance to the opening lines of the popular jig, and then jump back into the moving vehicle.

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The challenge, also known as "In My Feelings Challenge", involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing alongside it to Canadian rapper Drake's latest song, "Kiki do you love me". But that's exactly what social media users are doing as part of the Kiki Challenge.

The Delhi Police posted on Twitter the picture of a man dancing on the road alongside an ambulance with its doors open and wrote, "Dance on the floors, not on the roads! #DanceYourWayToSafety #InMySafetyFeelingsChallenge", the Mumbai Police said in its post on 26 July.

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A Delhi Police official said people caught indulging in the Kiki challenge could be booked for nuisance on the roads or playing loud music in addition to risky driving under the provisions of The Motor Vehicles Act. Later American footballer Odell Beckham Jr also recorded himself dancing outside his auto. Now the police in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh are sending out advisory tweets urging netizens to not take up the social media challenge in order to avoid accidents on road. In Spain, fans can face criminal charges for the same and Egyptian police have warned that anyone disrupting traffic could get a year in prison and a $167 fine. Supra's video is joining the ranks of dancing celebrities such as Will Smith, Ciara and the Houston Astros.

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