Why Doing the 'Shiggy Challenge' in Egypt Can Land You in Jail

The Backpack Kid/The Shiggy Show/Odell Beckham Jr
The Backpack Kid/The Shiggy Show/Odell Beckham Jr

Drake’s "In My Feelings” may be the track of the summer with the viral dance craze that has accompanied it, but if you do those moves in Egypt, you could face a year behind bars. 

The “Shiggy Challenge," also known as the "In My Feelings Challenge" involves fans hopping out of their cars to do the dance as the chorus of the song plays.

The challenge has become so popular in Egypt that the country’s Interior Ministry says you can do the dance for fun and in a safe environment but if you do it in the road and cause a traffic jam, you could get hit with a $167 summons and possibly a year in jail, according to reports. 

Egypt isn’t the only country in the Middle East taking action against those partaking in the dance trend. In Abu Dhabi, three "social media influencers" were arrested after posting a video of themselves doing the challenge, according to reports. 

They were reportedly arrested on the grounds that their dancing endangered the lives of others and offended public morals.

The challenge became a viral phenom earlier this month after social media star Shiggy posted a video doing a dance to the Drake tune after the Canadian singer’s album, "Scorpion," was released on June 29.  

Since Shiggy posted his challenge, a slew of others around the world have followed suit. Many celebrities, including Will Smith, Ciara, Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Hart and the cast of “This Is Us,” are among those taking part in it. 

Drake's "Scorpion" is currently the No. 1 album in the U.S. for the fourth week in a row, according to Billboard. The song, "In My Feelings" is also the No. 1 song in the country, Billboard reports. 

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