Here’s how this Rihanna karaoke meme is bringing a TikTok singing trend back

In every industry, things come back in style. For fashion, that means certain clothes. For design, that means a specific color or layout. On TikTok, it means a sound can make its way back onto everyone’s For You page. 

In 2020, TikTokers used karaoke to show who they found attractive in a particular demographic. Users sang along to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” stitching their videos with the original video that showed the people they found attractive. 

TikToker @selah_scaife created the trending sound, which has over 278,000 videos attached to it. 

“This is the energy the world needs,” replied @heteronegative

At least a year has passed since this trend was one of the more popular ones on the app, and now TikTok is circling its way back to do it again. This time, however, users are singing along to Rihanna’s “Umbrella.” 

One TikTok user in particular, @ayame.p, has not only taken over the trend but has become the trend. The video of her doing this trend now has over 13 million views and 2.9 million likes. 

Her bombastic and energetic performance is now the sound and video that people stitch when making their own, as the trend is now about having your opinions prepared rather than reacting to someone else’s opinions. 

Here, ESPN analyst Mina Kimes revealed which characters from the iconic Friday Night Lights show she enjoyed. 


one of my favorite shows of all time 🥲🥲🥲 #duet #capcut #football #television #fyp

♬ sonido original – oswal.edits

“Mina never misses!!! I would’ve been dead silent for Julie though,” said @sweetannieod in the comments. 

Ayamé P’s version is easily accessible as a CapCut template, making it simple to use Rihanna and karaoke to spread your opinions to the world. 

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