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The “DMX Challenge” has made waves on social media, and fans of the dog are in a frenzy.

Social media users have taken to the internet and are having a bit of fun with DMX’s 1999 hit “What They Want” featuring Sisqo, which was featured on the rapper’s third studio album, And Then There Was X.

When the single dropped 19 years ago, it peaked at No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and now the song is getting a resurgence with the viral #DMXChallenge on social media.

In the second verse of “What They Want,” DMX raps a roll call of all the women who he’s allegedly had sex with, and he lists each woman by name.

“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron, Nicki, Lisa, Veronica, Karen, Vicky (damn), Cookie, well I met her in an ice cream parlor, Tonya, Diane, Lori and Carla, Marina, Selena, Katrina, Sabrina, about three Kims (WHAT?) LaToya and Tina, Shelley, Bridget, Cathy, Rasheeda, Kelly, Nicole, Angel, Juanita, Stacy, Tracie, Ronna and Ronda, Donna, Yolanda, Tawana and Wanda,” DMX rapped.

Coinciding with DMX’s roll call, social media users are taking to the #DMXChallenge by creating videos that portray all of their different looks to coincide with the women that DMX named in his popular single.

Below, check out a few videos from the #DMX challenge on Twitter and Instagram.

DMX Challenges on Twitter:

DMX Challenges on Instagram: 

Wanna see other people?? Ok????????‍♀️???????????????????????? #dmxchallenge

10 Likes, 0 Comments - Irie Da Brat (@iriedabrat) on Instagram: "Wanna see other people?? Ok????????‍♀️???????????????????????? #dmxchallenge"

#dmxchallenge geminiana né mores ????

2 Likes, 0 Comments - Thay ✝???? (@thayane_csquad) on Instagram: "#dmxchallenge geminiana né mores ????"

rasheeda ate allem hoes up ???? #dmxchallenge

7 Likes, 0 Comments - @awjji on Instagram: "rasheeda ate allem hoes up ???? #dmxchallenge"

Although some social media users are enjoying the “DMX Challenge,” others are disappointed due to the fact that the challenge has nothing at all to do with rapping.

Below, check out what some people have to say about the challenge.

When DMX’s song dropped, some believed that the dog fabricated his narrative of having flings with so many women. However, in 2016, the 48-year-old veteran rapper who is currently gearing up to go on tour with Three 6 Mafia for their “Three 6 Mafia Reunion Tour,” welcomed his 15th child.

DMX shares four children with his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, and he also has 10 other children from relationships outside of their previous marriage. His most recent child, a son whose given name is Exodus, is shared with his most recent girlfriend, Desiree Lindstrom.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.