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Memes Rule Everything Around Me: Jill Scott's Air Sex Video And Migos' Takeoff Takeover The Internet

Memes Rule Everything Around Me: Jill Scott's Air Sex Video And Migos' Takeoff Takeover The Internet

Jill Scott, Kaytranada, GoldLink & More Destroy The Roots’ Grammy Jam

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November. A time to give thanks and acknowledge what we’re grateful for. So it’s only right that we show our appreciation of some of the best memes of the month through our Memes Rule Everything Around Me series — and of course that includes Jill Scott’s incredible air sex video.

When a video of Jill Scott simulating a sexual act during a live performance hit the internet, viewers were divided.

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Some were surprised that Jilly from Philly would imitate such an act during a show, while others referenced a handful of her songs that reflected the singer’s unabashed sensuality.

Scott even addressed the video herself, taking to Twitter to write:

Shortly after the video surfaced, Scott spoke with Joe Budden about it and what inspired the action.

“It’s for different purposes each time,” the “A Long Walk” singer said, revealing that the video was taken during a concert she did in Nashville.

“That time was about the things you want to do but you have to save them for the right person. Not everyone can get your A game, you know?”

She also took the time to discuss how all of her shows aren’t solely sexual.

“It’s going to be a lot of feels, every show. This is what I do,” she said. “I tell stories, I sing songs, I play music that invigorates, it sometimes stills people, sometimes I see them crying. It’s a range of emotions, you just have to be there.”

Scott also took to Instagram to speak on the video, writing: “I didn’t post that old ass snippet. Piss on whoever did! I would’ve, at least, posted that damn point of it all. Trust, there’s always purpose in what I do.”

The viral video allegedly tripled Scott’s music streaming numbers too.

What makes Scott’s meme that much better is just how unexpected it is. When the singer’s name first started trending on November 13, surely the last thing users expected to see was a video of Scott pretending to give fellatio to her microphone. But the video also reflects how anything can gain relevance and virality in the internet age — no matter how old it is.

Aside from Scott’s viral video there was another popular meme that made the rounds this month — this one of MigosTakeoff.

The meme came about following Migos’ appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden, where the Atlanta rap trio featured on the show’s Carpool Karaoke segment. As James Corden drives the group around they sing, dance, and ad-lib to their hit songs “Bad and Boujee” and “Walk It Talk It.” At one point, Corden suggests to the group that they incorporate other instruments into their music and begins handing them everything from a triangle to a kid’s toy that makes a cat noise.

It is at that moment that the Takeoff meme was born, as the rapper looks on puzzled at Corden before joining Quavo and Offset in the humorous bit.

The internet has given us countless Migos-related memes; this isn’t even Takeoff’s first viral meme of the year. In October, Quavo introduced the #DJTakeoffchallenge to promote his debut solo album Quavo Huncho. The challenge stemmed from an Instagram video Quavo uploaded that showed Takeoff DJ’ing the Quavo Huncho cut “Lose It.” As Quavo happily dances to the track, Takeoff offers a blank expression as he fades the track in and out, bringing it back whenever the bass drops.

 

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#DJTAKEOFFCHALLENGE 🤣🤣 #QuavoHuncho Out Now!!! BE THE BEST ONE!!!! “Lose it” Ft @lilbaby_1

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This recent meme of a badly photoshopped image of Michael B. Jordan deserves an honorable mention too. On November 24, Twitter user @BeeBabs (Bolu Babalola) posted the following image, which finds her standing alongside a clearly photoshopped picture of the Creed and Black Panther actor.

(She was mocking a tweet that went viral last week. In that tweet, user @briannacry tweeted out reuniting with a childhood friend. Twitter later helped the two reconnect.)

“It’s upsetting me and my homegirls that people think this is photoshop. Please have some respect and stop being so cynical. Respect romance and stop trying to interrupt the course of true love,” Babalola wrote following the post going viral. “What’s understood don’t need to be explained.”

Ultimately, Babalola’s viral moment came full circle when she met and took a picture with Jordan during a film screening of Creed II.

Here are some other notable memes that appeared in November.

Kasher Quon’s “Fed Up (Shut The Fuck Up God Damn Nigga)”

Surprised Pikachu



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