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Shaq Sings is an image macro series featuring a screen captured image of retired professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal singing, which is typically accompanied by lyrics of popular hip hop, reggae and R&B songs.
On February 9th, 2017, Twitter user @_kbelijr posted a screen captured image of O'Neal singing along with lyrics from the 2001 R&B song "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys (shown below). Within one week, the tweet garnered upwards of 43,000 likes and 36,000 retweets.
Precursor: Spongebob Sings
On September 30th, 2015, Twitter user @foxygrandpa62 posted a screencapture of Spongebob Squarepants singing with the caption "the best time to wear a striped sweater… is all the time" (shown below). Within two years, the tweet gained over 2,300 likes and 1,900 retweets.
On February 12th, BuzzFeed highlighted several Shaq Sings image macros. That evening, Twitter user @NathanZed posted the O'Neal picture along with lyrics from the 2016 pop song "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars (shown below).
On February 15th, Redditor McBeastly3358 posted the the O'Neal image with the caption "Out in di streets, dem call it murrrderrr," a lyric from the 2005 reggae song "Welcome to Jamrock" by Damian Marley (shown below). Within 24 hours, the post received more than 4,400 votes (95% upvoted) and 100 comments on /r/BlackPeopleTwitter.
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