First of All

First of All

Part of a series on Black Twitter. [View Related Entries]

Updated Oct 19, 2017 at 09:08AM EDT by Y F.

Added Oct 16, 2017 at 11:59AM EDT by Adam.

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


First of All refers to a series of dialogue tweets in which a tweeter imagines person saying something, to which the person responds "first of all…" with a humorous rebuttal. The texts are predominantly popular on Black Twitter.


The meme began spreading in the first half of October 2017. On October 1st, 2017, Twitter user unbotheredbliss[1] tweeted "“Why you ain’t text me back” First of all experiment 623 you’re not my man, relax." The tweet went viral, gaining over 45,000 retweets and 121,000 likes (shown below).

Tweet by unbotheredbliss that spawned the First Of All meme in joking reference to why you ain't texting me back


Over the course of the following two weeks, the dialogue would be reproduced with various other humorous scenarios. On October 6th, user @tep126[2] tweeted "Niggas say “Go have fun with that other nigga” like it’s a threat liiiiike first of all, ima have a blast," gaining over 23,000 retweets and 51,000 likes (shown below, left). On October 8th, user @oluuuuuuchi[3] tweeted "“hey shorty” , first of all I’m taller than you ." and gained over 950 retweets (shown below, right).

First Of All I will have a blast tweet by tep126 on how men threaten you when saying to go have fun with that other guy First of all tweet meme about being taller than you so don't call me shorty

By October 15th, the meme had begun attracting media attention. It has been covered by Twitter Moments,[4] Smosh,[5] Complex,[6] and more. Over the next few days the meme's media attention grew further, with Yahoo News calling it Sassiest Meme of 2017[7] and MTV News noting how much traction the meme is getting online and voiced their support of it, affirming their fondness for the meme.[8]

Various Examples

first of all, I have anxiety tweet Wow handcuffs first of all you are under arrest tweet meme Tweet of first of all, you are the other girl Tweet of First of all meme about I will tell you when I have watched enough Meme crossover of First of All and Man's not hot memes First of all, I have you muted tweet of the meme

Search Interest


External References

Recent Videos

There are no videos currently available.

Recent Images 40 total

Top Comments


in reply to -Kanrabat-

first of all, black twitter just refers to the black members of twitter who predominantly talk to each other. Cultural similarities and perhaps some subconscious racism is the reason, Twitter isn't promoting an idea of a "black twitter"

Also wow, twitter being referred to as an sjw organization. SJW is apparently "any leftwing bias at all" now.


+ Add a Comment

Comments (10)

Display Comments

Add a Comment

O HAI! You must login or signup first!