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I Ain't Even Mad

Last posted Dec 02, 2012 at 01:29PM EST. Added Dec 02, 2012 at 12:35PM EST
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I think that KYM might have let this one get by them.

“I Ain’t Even Mad” is an image macro and catchphrase often used as a response to trolling, or just sarcastically. I think, if somebody would add me as an editor to “U MAD,” maybe I could add a section about this response, because I don’t think this really needs it own entry. Do you guys?

The most popular image appears to be this one of Will Smith from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” I think that’s where the line comes from. I can’t find the episode that this screenshot is from, so if somebody knows, it would be greatly appreciated as I need the origin.

In terms of the start of the phrase’s use on the Internet, I’ve been trying to find something. Lurkmore Wiki has got squat, and I couldn’t find anything on Uncyclopedia or Encyclopedia Dramatica. The Google Insights results were, to say the least, interesting. A small peak in search mass popped up in May 2008, and then it flatlined again until around January 2010, where it continued to rise in search interest until dropping back down significantly around April 2012. Sister term “not even mad” amasses search results for the first time in February 2009, and continues on a steady line.

I found archived 4chan threads from as early as 2010, and some Reddit search results from one year ago. This contradicts the Google Insights search I performed, but I’m not done searching yet. Hopefully, if it did originate on 4chan, the thread that it came from still exists. Urban Dictionary has a definition for “I Ain’t Even Mad” from three years ago.

I can find plenty of image examples from various different websites. So, what do you guys think?

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