I'm In The Ghetto

I'm In The Ghetto

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Updated Jan 05, 2020 at 06:28AM EST by Y F.

Added Jan 02, 2020 at 01:28PM EST by Adam.

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About

I'm In The Ghetto refers to a viral video by TikTok user muktarhuh in which he is seen walking while what may be the sound of gunshots is heard in the background. Amidst the noise, he says, "I'm in the ghetto" before casually imitating the sound of gunshots by half-singing, "ratatata!" The video grew popular on Twitter, where it was widely shared and given various captions.

Origin

On December 16th, 2019, TikTok[1] user muktarhuh posted a video in which he's seen walking while the sound of what may be gunshots is heard in the background. Muktarhuh says, "I'm in the ghetto… ratatata!" The video gained over 11.4 million likes in two weeks (shown below).


@mukhtarhuh

Issa shooting!

♬ original sound – mukhtarhuh

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On December 19th, 2019, Twitter user @gravesandeee[2] posted the video to Twitter, gaining over 36,000 retweets and 142,000 likes. After the post, other Twitter users began commenting on the video's popularity. User @fmaster_x[3] wrote, "fam I’m sick and tired of my brain, every two minutes all I hear in my head is ‘I’m in the ghetto…ratatata…ratatata aArggh’," gaining over 150 retweets and 400 likes (shown below, left). On December 23rd, user @lowkeyhanz[4] tweeted a Don't Say It meme about the video, gaining over 140 retweets and 400 likes (shown below, right).


f huncho @fmaster_x fam l'm sick and tired of my brain, every two minutes all I hear in my head is 'l'm in the ghetto...ratatata...ratatata aArggh' 6:29 AM · Dec 20, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone hanz @lowkeyhanz My brain: Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Me: I'm in the gheTTO ratAtaTa 10:21 PM · Dec 23, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

Others shared the video while adding their own captions, often parodying people of privilege going to less-affluent areas they think are dangerous. Some popular examples include a tweet by @torreskendra89 which gained over 200 retweets and 740 likes (shown below, top) and @freshjosuezy which gained over 280 retweets and 1,300 likes (shown below, bottom).





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External References

[1] TikTok – muktarhuh

[2] Twitter – gravesandeee

[3] Twitter – @fmaster_x

[4] Twitter – lowkeyhanz

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