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The Kevin Gates Jump, also known as He Don't Got A Single Song Where He Need To Be Doing This, is a Story reaction to an Instagram post from rapper Kevin Gates in which he's jumping on stage at a concert in 2021 and holding his ankles and feet behind his back. The original Story poster stated that the rapper didn't have a single song that required such a movement, inspiring multiple screenshot reposts that became an exploitable template in which creators replaced the musician pictured via Photoshop edits. In 2022, the meme trended again on TikTok as users recreated Gates' jump in parodies. The catchphrase was also paired with photos of other musicians and artists performing.
On September 30th, 2021, Kevin Gates posted to Instagram a photo of him jumping on stage at a concert in Kanas City, Missouri, however, the post has since been deleted (shown below, left). He additionally posted the photo to Twitter on the same day, earning roughly 2,900 likes in one year (shown below, right).
At 2:27 p.m. EST on September 30th, 2021, Twitter user BruceJr985 tweeted a screenshot of Gates' Instagram post, captioning it, "Idk why this funny but I am in tears," and earned roughly 2,700 likes in one year. Roughly an hour later, Twitter user Getthebagcoach tweeted the same screenshot, captioning it, "Is that Chris Brown nope it’s Kevin Gates," and earning roughly 66,000 likes in one year (shown below, left). Three hours later, Twitter user slickjit captioned the photo, "girl what song made him do this," and earned roughly 98,500 likes in one year (shown below, right).
On October 2nd, 2021, Instagram user mentallytrill0.o posted a Story screenshot that wrote in text underneath Gates' Instagram post, "He don't got a single song where he need to be doing that," gaining over 655 likes in 11 months (shown below, left). It's currently unknown who the original Story poster was. Less-cropped versions of the Story surfaced on Instagram days later, including laughing emojis underneath the text (shown below, right).
Other than the photo of Gates jumping, a video additionally surfaced of Gates jumping onstage in September 2022. One video was posted by Twitter user MrDrillMix on October 1st, 2021, earning roughly 1.7 million views and 4,700 likes in 11 months (shown below).
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trilljordz🥤📲 (MrDrillMix) October 1, 2021
Also, when the initial photo of Gates jumping landed on Twitter, multiple Twitter users photoshopped Gates jumping into image macros. At around 1 p.m. EST on September 30th, 2021, the Twitter account of funnyhoodvidzig photoshopped Gates into the Disney channel intro, earning over 690 likes in one year (shown below, left). Later on September 30th, the Twitter account ScedCaintPaint photoshopped him into a WWE wrestling match, earning roughly 54,400 likes in the same time period (shown below, right).
The "He Don't Got A Single Song Where He Need To Be Doing This" image received multiple reposts across platforms like Facebook going into the remainder of 2021. In 2022, meme creators started replacing the person in the template. For instance, on May 10th, 2022, the Instagram page still_on_a_downward_spiral replaced Gates with Harry Styles in a meme that received roughly 21,600 likes in four months (shown below).
On May 11th, 2022, TikToker rashhadd posted a video that started with the video of Gates jumping, then the "He Don't Got A Single Song Where He Need To Be Doing This" image and then a picture of him recreating the pose. Over the course of four months, the TikTok received roughly 792,100 plays and 200,900 likes (shown below, left). The concept of recreating the Kevin Gates jump trended on TikTok as well. For instance, on October 16th, 2022, TikToker lul.montyyyy posted a Kevin Gates jump recreation, gaining roughly 38,300 plays and 9,200 likes in five days (shown below, right).
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