Bitch I Might Be

Bitch I Might Be

Updated Mar 20, 2014 at 07:15PM EDT by Brad.

Added May 16, 2013 at 05:10PM EDT by professorcheese.

Entry
Like us on Facebook!

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.

This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!

You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.



About

“Bitch I Might Be” is an ambiguous retort falsely attributed to Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane in a photoshopped image posted to Reddit in April of 2013. The phrase is often used in text posts and image macro captions shared on the microblogging site Tumblr.

Origin

On April 10th, 2013, Gucci Mane appeared in court where he was indicted for assaulting a military soldier with a champagne bottle.[3] On April 17th, Redditor hellpony submitted a photoshopped screenshot of a local news report to the /r/Funny[2] subreddit, which changed the on-screen text to read “Rapper Gucci Mane responds with ‘bitch I might be’ when asked if guilty” (shown below), referencing a lyric from his 2006 single Pillz."[1] Within one month, the post accrued more than 10,300 upvotes and 360 comments.



Spread

The same day, many blogs reposted the photoshopped image trying to diffuse the truth behind the image including Hollywood.com[4], E! Online[5], The Drop[6], Buzzfeed[7] and MTV.[8] Also on April 17th, the phrase was used on Twitter[9] more than 10,000 times.[10] By April 30th, Tumblr users were discussing[19] the popularity of the catchphrase on the microblogging site (shown below, left) and within several days began adding the phrase “bitch I might be” into quotes attributed to historical figures (shown below, right).



On May 3rd, TumblTrends2013[17] noted that the phrase was beginning to pick up steam throughout the site. Two days later, the Twitter account @BitchIMightBe[16] began posting tweets made to look like multiple choice questions with the answers “yes,” “no” and “bitch I might be.” Within 12 days, the account gained nearly 60,000 followers. On May 6th, there were over 12,500 tweets containing the phrase “bitch I might be” according to the Twitter analytics site Topsy[10] (shown below).



Notable Examples

Additional instances can be found via the Tumblr tag #Bitch I Might Be[18], where it is also used as a descriptive tag for text posts.




Search Interest



External References

Recent Videos 1 total

Recent Images 60 total

Top Comments


+ Add a Comment

Comments 17 total

Loading-blocks-red

+ Add a Comment

Add a Comment

Hauu! You must login or signup first!