Egyptian student arrested for performing the “Kiki dance challenge” in street: Interior Ministry


Cairo Police arrested  a university student for performing the “Kiki Dance Challenge” while he was a driving car in the street, Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

The student risked exposing people to danger, the interior ministry added. He was soon released after paying a fine to the prosecution.

“A video clip spread across social media showing a private car driver exiting his vehicle while it was moving in the street, leaving the steering wheel, closing the door and dancing beside it,” the Interior ministry said.

The Ministry added that efforts to identify the driver revealed him to a university student in Nasr City, who was in by the police for investigation and was imposed a fine of LE 1050.

The “Kiki Dance Challenge”, also known as the “In My Feelings Challenge”, started when Canadian rapper Drake kicked off a new trend with his new song “In My Feelings”, which prompted Instagram user theshiggyshow to post a video dancing by his car in sync with Drake’s song, quickly becoming a viral sensation.

In the challenge participants slow their car down, open their door and dance on the song’s first few lyrics while the car is still moving, which puts them at high risk of potential traffic accidents and reckless endangerment of others.


Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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