Niggas Be Like
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Niggas Be Like is a slang expression prefacing humorous descriptions of how various people behave, similar to the expression "Bitches Be Like". Online, the phrasal template "X niggas be like" or "X niggas" are often used in image macros to describe a variety of different subcultures.
In January 2013, the @TheNiggasBeLike Twitter feed was launched, which highlighted several image macros containing the caption "Niggas be like" over the next month. On June 8th, Urban Dictionary user ItsJustMeBeinAboss submitted an entry for the phrase, defining it as "Explaining how 'niggas' be" (shown below).
On June 12th, 2013, YouTuber TravieBASED uploaded a comedy video titled "Lightskin Niggas Be Like," featuring various humorous skits mocking stereotypes associated with light-skinned black people (shown below, left). On July 5th, YouTuber, RDCworld1 uploaded a comedy skit video titled "Niggas Be Like (Best Video)" (shown below, right). Within five years, the videos gained over 1.3 million and 773,000 views respectively.
On October 2nd, 2016, the Dank Compilations YouTube uploaded a montage of remix Vines featuring a young boy saying "Niggas be like" followed by a variety of loud clips (shown below).
In March 2018, image macros containing jokes about a variety of different subcultures with variations of the phrasal template "X niggas" began trending within Reddit's /r/dankmemes community, many of which used a variety of deep fried and motion blurred pictures as reaction images (shown below).
 Urban Dictionary – niggas be like
 Twitter – @TheNiggasBeLike
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