You might have already seen videos on your FYP with people saying “DTB” or using the hashtag #DTB4Life. Men and women on the app are debating what the three letters stand for. But both interpretations are quite cynical no matter how you dice it. Here’s everything you need to know about “DTB” on TikTok.
What does “DTB for life” mean on TikTok?
The phrase was popularized by the rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie, a 25-year-old rapper born Julius Dubose who got his moniker for frequently sporting hoodies. A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s 2020 song “DTB 4 Life” brought the phrase into TikTok’s lexicon.
In the song the artist rapped, “I’m DTB forever, on God / I don’t trust b****** / I don’t even trust my girl / I still try to f*** her friends and s***.”
Thus, DTB stands for “don’t trust b******” or don’t trust women. The misogynist anthem inspired a trend on TikTok where users declare they are “DTB for life.”
“This girl thought she could hurt me, LMAO. I listen to A Boogie when I’m happy,” @virgiliio_ wrote in a caption, using the hashtag #DTB which has 208.6 billion views and #DTB4Life which has 65.4 million views.
TikToker @imsmoothcody used the hashtag #DTB when he discussed feeling betrayed in his relationships.
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