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Confused Nick Young / Swaggy P

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Updated Sep 30, 2022 at 03:56PM EDT by Zach.

Added Jul 18, 2015 at 09:33PM EDT by LNH.

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Confused Nick Young, also known as Swaggy P, refers to a reaction image featuring NBA basketball player Nick Young with question marks surrounding his head, which was popularized on Black Twitter to express confusion online, most notably during the Drake and Meek Mill Feud.


On July 22nd, 2014, YouTuber Cassy Athena uploaded an episode of the web series Thru The Lens,[1] which features a day in the life of Nick Young. During the show, Young makes a perplexed facial expression when his mother claims he was "a clown" in his younger years (shown below, left). A screen capture of the scene was subsequently circulated online (shown below, right).

picture from the video of Nick Young that got turned into a meme


On July 13th, 2015, the @WorldStarFunny[4] Twitter feed posted a photoshop of Young wearing a Sombrero with the caption "Que?" along with a joke about being unable to sneak out of a house (shown below). Within two years, the tweets gained over 4,000 likes and 1,900 retweets.

Confused Nick Young meme tweet with him dressed in sombrero

On November 25th, Twitter @ChadJordan23[5] posted a photoshop of Young dressed as an agent from the science fiction film franchise Men in Black holding a mind eraser tool, captioned with a joke about discussing a recent breakup (shown below, left). Within 14 months, the tweet garnered more than 19,200 likes and 15,000 retweets. On December 10th, Instagram user @daquan[6] posted a Confused Nick Young with the caption "How many apps y'all gon use to talk to the same fuckin people," gaining over 157,100 notes in 13 months (shown below, right).

Confused Nick Young meme about being like the Men In Black when the parents ask about your girl friend right after you two just broke up confused Nick Young meme about how many apps do you really need to talk to the same exact people

Young's Reaction

On January 15th, 2016, actor Lamorne Morris posted a video on Instagram of Young presented with the Confused Nick Young image during a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers (shown below). Within 24 hours, the video gained over 298,000 views and 800 comments.

Various Examples

confused Nick Young meme about when you are crying and parents tell you to stop crying or they will give you a reason to cryconfused Nick Young meme about mom always blaming everything on the fact that you are often on your phone Confused Nick Young meme about when someone is driving and texting with you in the car Confused Nick Young meme about when old people lie about how they had to get to school back in their day



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External Reference

[1] YouTube – Thru The Lens Episode 4

[2] Instagram – swaggyp1

[3] Opening Ceremony (via Wayback Machine) – I WAS FASHION EDITOR FOR A DAY AT CALVIN KLEIN

[4] Twitter – @worldstarfunny

[5] Twitter – @ChadJordan23

[6] Instagram – @Daquan

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