DMX’s ‘What These B*tches Want’ Soars To #1 on Rap iTunes Thanks to Viral #DMXChallenge

Published: Friday 23rd Aug 2019 by Rashad

Over the past few years modern classic R&B tunes like Monica‘s ‘So Gone,’ Ghost Down DJs’ ‘My Boo,’ and more have experienced a resurgence of sorts thanks to social media.  Now, Grammy-winning rapper DMX can add his name to the list of veteran acts seeing their songs resurrected in the Twitter era.

19 years after his hit, ‘What These B*tches Want’ (featuring Sisqo), dominated Urban airwaves, the Nokio (of Dru Hill)-produced cut is now the center of a viral challenge that celebrates Black women and the diversity of their hairstyles.  As fans remember, the song is an ode to the past loves of X’s life and famously lists them as:

There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia / Dawn, LeShaun, Ines, and Alicia / Teresa, Monica, Sharron, Nicki / Lisa, Veronica, Karen, Vicky / Cookie, well, I met her in a ice cream parlor / Tonya, Diane, Lori, and Carla / Marina, Selena, Katrina, Sabrina / About three Kims, LaToya, and Tina / Shelley, Bridget, Cathy, Rasheeda / Kelly, Nicole, Angel, Juanita / Stacy, Tracie, Rohna, and Ronda / Donna, Ulanda, Tawana, and Wanda.”

The challenge has its participants string together a collage of videos that highlight a different hairdo per name listed.  The comedic movement quickly caught fire on social media and, as a result, has introduced ‘Want’ to a new generation of music lovers.  See how inside:

As seen below, DMX’s ‘Want’ – released in June 2000 – sits at #1 on Rap iTunes charts (beating the likes of some of today’s top hits like Drake‘s ‘Money in the Grave’ and Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘Hot Girl Summer’).

On the overall Pop charts, as of time reported, the song sits just right outside the top 20.


The impressive download and streaming activity could spell for a re-entry on next week’s Hot 100.  Ahead of official news on that, look below to see some highlights of the challenge:

 [photo source: Shutterstock]

Click here to see DMX’s reaction to the challenge.

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  1. The Real Princess Jasmine August 23, 2019

    CardiB will never get a challenge because she’s talentless The Megatron Challenge was the Best Challenge Ever

    • Truth, a REAL sissy August 23, 2019

      Girl shut up

      • The Real Princess Jasmine August 23, 2019

        Suck my Diicckk Roach

    • Jasmine August 23, 2019

      8.13.19 – NEVER FORGET the day TGJ EXPOSED you for the 10th time as a racist troll.

      Why are u still using my username FAGmine? Everyone know u are a MAN! I am the only Jasmine on this site who was born a woman! No matter how many botched surgeries and back alley injections u get u will never be able to TRANSform into a woman.

    • olivian August 23, 2019

      If one of the hijackers had just showed up in the ER with cutaneous anthrax, which would not be “skin irritation “ or a single lesion and not been diagnosed and aggressively treated he would probably have died…
      Read more <===

  2. Clarkson August 23, 2019

    Scrolling thru the charts, looking for normani, she is nowhere to be found after all the hype and promo but her ex band mate Camila is number 5.

    • Stella August 23, 2019

      Why is your little pink dk troglodyte ass always so concerned about black women?

      • Tyty August 23, 2019

        IT probably wants to be a black women lol.. It’s a demonic weirdo can’t put nothing past these cave beasts.

  3. Ronna Simmons August 23, 2019

    It’s Ronna, not rohna lol get my name right

  4. Tyty August 23, 2019

    Post Malone is like drake always in the charts with some nonsense song. Smh!!

    • Tino August 23, 2019

      SWEAR lol

  5. Tino August 23, 2019

    Nobody is as happy as Sisqo right now lol

    • Fancy BISH August 23, 2019


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