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Can I Get To The Yams are lyrics from the 2022 song "Sweet Yamz" by rapper Fetty Wap, which was released before Thanksgiving 2022. The song is a cover of Masego & Devin Morrison's song "Yamz." Fetty Wap's cover trended on TikTok and elsewhere as others tried to mimic his delivery of the lyrics or used it to hornypost by labeling attractive people and characters as "sweet yams" worth singing passionately about using the app's photo slideshow feature. Many rappers like Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa also reacted to the song on Thanksgiving 2022.
On November 19th, 2021, artists Masego and Devin Morrison uploaded the music video for their song "Yamz" to YouTube, gaining roughly 2.4 million views and 57,000 likes in one year (shown below, left). A year later, on November 18th, 2022, Fetty Wap uploaded a cover of the song to YouTube titled "Sweet Yamz," gaining roughly 806,800 views and 40,000 likes in 10 days (shown below, right).
Also on November 18th, 2022, Fetty Wap posted a TikTok that used and announced the song, gaining roughly 3.6 million plays and 531,600 likes in 10 days (shown below, left). Thereafter, multiple TikTokers reacted to the song. The first known to do so was TikToker dontwaitfourltr on November 18th, who used the song as his TikTok sound, adding text overlay that read, "Mr. Trap Queen himself done did a word for word bar for bar of Masego and I can't process it." The video received roughly 201,100 plays and 29,100 likes in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).
@fettywap “Sweet Yamz” out now !! #sweetyamz #1738 ♬ original sound – fettywap
@dontwaitfourltr It ain’t bad tho #AmazonSavingSpree #petsmart #fettywap #masego ♬ Sweet Yamz – Fetty Wap
On November 19th, 2022, multiple TikTokers used the photo slideshow feature to emphasize the attractiveness of characters in pop culture. For instance, on November 19th, TikToker ._mxichiro labeled photos of Maki Zenin from the manga and anime series Jujutsu Kaisen as "sweet yams" in a slideshow that earned roughly 244,600 plays and 32,900 likes in nine days (photos shown below, left). Also on November 19th, TikToker iamflowlol posted a slideshow that referenced What Is That Melody? and Turn Up The Volume, earning roughly 1.1 million plays and 174,500 likes in nine days (photos shown below, right).
Via Instagram Stories, both Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg reacted to Fetty Wap's "Sweet Yamz." Both Instagram Stories were screen-recorded and reposted to TikTok by Fetty Wap. The Khalifa TikTok was uploaded on November 22nd, 2022, and earned roughly 1.4 million plays and 224,100 likes in six days (shown below, left). On November 27th, 2022, Snoop Dogg reposted his Instagram Story to TikTok, gaining roughly 309,800 plays and 62,400 likes in one day (shown below, right).