J. Cole Meal meme example.

J. Cole Meal

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The J. Cole Meal refers to a series of memes imagining what a collaboration between rapper J. Cole and McDonald's might look like, with internet users joking that the "J. Cole Meal" would consist of a plain burger with no toppings or condiments and a glass of water. This is sometimes accompanied by the phrase, "So humble" as a dig at the rapper's perceived socially conscious and humble persona.


On August 15th, 2021, Twitter / X[1] user @NAACPYOUNGBOY made a post that read, "J Cole gon have a McDonalds meal and his fans gon brag about how good it is without sides or a drink," gathering over 30,000 likes in three years (seen below).

Zach @NAACPYOUNGBOY J Cole gon have a McDonalds meal and his fans gon brag about how good it is without sides or a drink 4:23 PM β€’ Aug 15, 2021 ...

Sometime in August after this initial post, a Twitter user posted an image of a burger with no toppings alongside a caption that read, "The J. Cole meal: plain burger with a cup of water. So humble πŸ™πŸ½." The image was cropped and reposted to Reddit's[2][3] /r/Hiphopcirclejerk and /r/playboicarti on August 18th, 2021, where it gathered over 1,000 and 5,000 upvotes, respectively, in roughly two years (seen below).

The J. Cole meal: plain burger with a cup of water. So humble δΊΊ @lil.whatever


On March 16th, 2022, TikToker[6] @banditisms posted a video showing his efforts to get a "J. Cole Meal" at Mcdonald's, gathering over 95,000 plays and 16,000 likes in two years (seen below).

@banditisms Stay humble πŸ™πŸ½ #fyp #foryou #rap #mcdonalds #jcole #college #funny #meme #viral #comedy #parody #AerieREAL #SmoothLikeNitroPepsi #win #biglippedbandit ♬ original sound – Bandit

The "J. Cole Meal" came to be referenced online in subsequent years, with Redditor /u/Abe2257 posting a photo of his McDonald's meal to /r/Jcole[4] with the caption, "Just got my j cole meal." The post gathered over 1,000 upvotes in five days (seen below).

1529 Discussion Just got my j cole meal submitted 5 days ago by Abe2257 112 comments share save hide report crosspost hide all child comments

On April 27th, 2024, X[5] user @slayworldalby quoted a tweet in which someone complained about common burger toppings, writing, "bro only eats the j. cole meal," and gathering over 7,000 likes in two days (seen below).

slayworldalbania sme @slayworldalby bro only eats the j. cole meal zon @NoMoreZon Β· Apr 25 β€’ Put any of this s--- on a burger and we gon have a problem 2:05 PM Apr 27, 2024 233.8K Views

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@funnymanwawa #stitch with @Montaine #jcole #humble #beefsandwich ♬ original sound – Floor Juice

@ayethaphillionare #fyp #jcole #rapmemes #kendricklamar ♬ She Knows – J. Cole

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External References


[2] Reddit – /r/Hiphopcirclejerk

[3] Reddit – /r/playboicarti

[4] Β Reddit – /r/Jcole

[5] X – slayworldalby

[6] TikTok – banditisms

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