Congratulations, You Played Yourself

Congratulations, You Played Yourself

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Updated May 07, 2020 at 01:14PM EDT by 3kole5.

Added Mar 04, 2016 at 04:58PM EST by Ari Spool.

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Congratulations, You Played Yourself is a catchphrase spoken by DJ Khaled which means to reveal one's own weaknesses. The catchphrase is commonly applied to images, videos, and other media in which the subject or original poster ends up as the butt of a joke.


On September 23rd, 2015, Complex uploaded a video in which Khaled shows off his sneaker closet. During the segment, Khaled says the phrase "Congratulations, you played yourself" (shown below).[1] As of March 2016, the video has received over 2.1 million views.


The same day, Viner younglame created a video montage of DJ Khaled saying "Don't ever play yourself" and "Congratulations. You Played Yourself.". This Vine received 7.5 million loops as of March 2016. (Shown below.)

The catchphrase went into general use on Twitter in a minor way; an image macro with a still from the Complex video and the catchphrase in yellow text circulated as a reaction image as well.[2] However, the phrase began to gain in popularity in December, after a series of articles and general attention on DJ Khaled's work in catchphrase and motivational terminology were published. A tweet by user Retro_Specto_ on December 12th that was simply the catchphrase received 671 retweets and 638 likes.[3] On December 19th, a user in /r/outoftheloop inquired as to the origin of the meme; the post received 29 points (100% upvoted) and was answered accurately.[4] On December 26th, the sports publication SB Nation tweeted a video in which a woman is caught making fun of LeBron James by the player himself; they captioned the video with the catchphrase, and the tweet received 101 retweets and 141 likes.[5] On Reddit, the catchphrase has been applied to over 30 popular posts,[6] including most recently a submission to /r/funny which received 5,186 points (93% upvoted).[7] There are over 3,000 results on YouTube featuring the catchphrase.[8] On Twitter, the hashtag #YouPlayedYourself can be used to find examples of the meme in use.[9]

Various Examples

When you spend all your money on gifts for somebody then they break up with you right after Christmas congratulations.. you played yourself Ummm lol I'm pretty sure that MacBook entitles me to at least another 3 months of regular sex so if ya don't mind... GRATULA YOU PLAYED YOURSELF DI Khaled Snapchats Credit Card Bv Accident Loses $80,000 in 30 Secs Like 3.3k Tweet ardenofctrlaltdelete he played himself When you attempt to #WasteHisTime2016 but he really never cared so you actually just wasted your own lan Connor @souljaian 2: Follow Congratulations… You Played Yourself. AP Rocky-Multiply (feat. Juicy J) 38,872 views J Mustard- Whole Lotta Lovin (Explicit) ft. avis Scott 523 viewS RETWEETS LIKES 4,427 5,872 5:44 PM-12 Jan 2016 Hood Vines 2: Follow TheHoodVines Congratulations, you played yourself Suck his d---, swallow every nut, ride his d--- cow gil style, cook him his favorite meal then leave. #WasteHisTime2016 6ne 1:50 PM 178 RETWEETS 166 LIES 다 RETWEETS LIKES 486 897 10:45 PM-8 Jan 2016

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