Have you seen the #WipeItDown challenge on TikTok recently? Well, now musicians and celebrities are also joining in the fun! Most recently, Mariah Carey celebrated the anniversary of one of her biggest songs by sharing the viral challenge!
Mariah Carey On TikTok
In case you've missed it, the #WipeItDown challenge features people filming TikTok videos to the beat of BMW Kenny's song "Wipe It Down." They film themselves wiping a mirror clean, with every stroke revealing a new stage of the filmer getting ready. In the end, they've transformed into a real-life glow-up.
Mariah Carey decided to celebrate the anniversary of her track "Obsessed" with her own version of the "Wipe It Down" challenge. At first, she starts in a comfy bathrobe, with a green face mask. Carey then starts lip-syncing, "And I was like, why are you so obsessed with me?" from her the opening of her 2009 diss track, taking things in a different direction. Then, just like that, her look changes dramatically!
In the next shot, Carey wears a luxurious dress with silver sequins and a leather jacket on top. Complete with the makeup, the singer looks like she's ready for the stage! Carey then switches again, now looking like a man with a beard! For those who haven't seen it, it's the same look she wore for her "Obsessed" music video in 2009. "Just for laughs... from last year's lockdown when all I did was wipe tings [sic] down," Carey captioned the video.
The #WipeItDown Challenge
Once Carey released her version of the #WipeItDown challenge, celebrities all around the world responded. "ICONIC we aren't worthy," wrote Jonathan Van Ness, with others following suit.
Carey released the popular track "Obsessed," released on June 16, 2009, and many fans think the diss track was aimed at iconic rapper Eminem. The singer used the song as a chance to deny any rumors that the two were dating. Meanwhile, the music video was inspired by movies like Mean Girls and The Devil Wears Prada. Ultimately, "Obsessed" became the lead single off the singer's 12th album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel - hence why she's celebrating 12 years.
Carey also recently remembered her debut, self-titled album, which was released 30 years ago this year. "I remember the exact moment that I saw this ad when "Mariah Carey" went gold. Seeing this still overwhelms me like it did back then...Meant To Be!!!! Happy Anniversary "Mariah Carey" ha ha," she captioned a picture of the poster for Mariah Carey. "#Lambily, thank you for being the permanent familial fixture in my life. I love you so much!!! #L4L." Lambily is what Carey calls her fans.
We certainly hope that more celebrities join in the TikTok fun soon enough!