Friend Group Leader

Friend Group Leader

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Friend Group Leader or Leader of the Friend Group refers to a series of memes including tweets and TikToks about the idea of every group of friends having a leader. The meme began on TikTok in mid-2021 and gained increased popularity after a post to Twitter in July 2022 that gained viral spread, inspiring further jokes about being or not being the friend group leader.


One of the first popular examples of a meme about being the leader of the friend group was posted to TikTok[1] by @danessyauguste on March 8th, 2021, gaining over 599,000 views in a year (shown below). In the skit, the TikToker imagines a scenario where the friend group leader gaslights them, portraying friend group leaders as toxic.


TikTokers continued to post videos referencing the friend group leader over the following years. On May 30th, 2022, TikToker[2] @prettyzay6 posted a video claiming it's a red flag when a friend group has a leader, gaining over 420,000 views in three months (shown below).

On July 26th, 2022, Twitter[3] user @Pink_Susie posted, "When you meet his friend group and he not the leader <<<<<<," gaining over 141,000 likes and 33,000 retweets in a week (shown below). The tweet was screenshotted and gained viral spread, including a post by Instagram[4] page theneighborhoodtalk on July 27th, gaining over 19,000 likes in three days.

Big Sue Dawg @Pink_Susie When you meet his friend group and he not the leader 6:43 PM - Jul 26, 2022 Twitter for iPhone . 13K Retweets 20.7K Quote Tweets 141.5K Likes

On July 27th, Twitter[5] user @TheColtonShow__ posted, "Nah if your friend group has a leader, that might not be a friend group lmaaaooooo," gaining over 180,000 likes and 19,000 retweets in five days. On July 28th, Twitter[6] user @notziora posted a slang overloaded tweet referencing the friend group leader, gay son or thot daughter meme and pink sauce, garnering over 109,000 likes and 15,000 retweets in four days (shown below).

zioranachidimma @notziora if you and ur man are in a restaurant and the waiter serves you pink sauce with a gay son or thot daughter, but your man is sassy and not the leader of his friend group, are you paying for your girl and your friend's trips to miami and bbl and veneers? or are you splittin a bill? 7:41 PM - Jul 28, 2022 Twitter for iPhone ⠀ 15.8K Retweets 2,771 Quote Tweets 109.3K Likes

On July 29th, Twitter[7] user @JamezDead posted an image of himself looking at a Power Rangers badge captioned, "Gotta make sure my girl know I'm the leader of my friend group," gaining over 221,000 likes and 30,000 retweets in three days (shown below).

jamez @JamezDead Gotta make sure my girl know I'm the leader of my friend group MORPHIN MIGHTY POWER RANGERS ...

Various Examples

BASED SAVAGE @crackcobain__ When she ride d--- like she the leader of her friend group >>> 1:11 AM - Jul 29, 2022. Twitter for iPhone . 808 Retweets 77 Quote Tweets 12.5K Likes masc potatoes @CertifiedFool_ If the leader of your friend group goes on a $200 date but brings nothing to the table, would you go to dinner with Jay-Z or be submissive to your man and go 50/50 on the rent. Keep in mind, his girl sits in the back seat when his mother is in the car. 12:49 PM - Jul 28, 2022. Twitter for iPhone 285 Slim @SlimHeroics Y'all don't date n---- with careers. That's why you talking about friend groups not having leader and n----- getting "sent to the store." You 27 years old 9:54 AM - Jul 27, 2022. Twitter for iPhone scr ★ @scriblez There is no "leader of the friend group" with the homies, we all equally stupid 8:35 PM - Jul 27, 2022. Twitter for iPhone 1,007 Retweets 35 Quote Tweets 11.5K Likes

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External References

[1] TikTok – danessyauguste

[2] TikTok – prettyzay6

[3] Twitter – Pink_Susie

[4] Instagram – theneighborhoodtalk

[5] Twitter – TheColtonShow__

[6] Twitter – notziora

[7] Twitter – JamezDead

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