What Am I Gonna Do? Say No?
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"What Am I Gonna Do? Say No? refers to a series of reactions to a tweet by Canadian rapper and recording artist Drake. Online, the tweet, which contains the phrase, has been as the punch line to various jokes about things they would not deny.
On May 17th, 2012, Drake tweeted, "What am I gonna do? Say no?" Within six years, the post (shown below) received more than 27,000 retweets and 34,000 likes.
While the tweet continued to receive comments from followers in the interim, it was not until the 2018 that the phrase became a meme. On July 17th, 2018, Twitter user @crlosvllarreal used the Drake tweet as the setup to the mock conversation (shown below, left) "Mom: "Quieres otro taco?" Me:"
Over the next week, Drake's tweet began to appear in more and more tweets. On July 22nd, Twitter user @sarahlostctrl tweeted, "when your hairdresser asks if you’re happy with it." The post (shown below, center) received more than 19,000 retweets and 66,000 likes in four days.
On July 24th, Twitter user @Dazkys tweeted, " Club Penguin: Do you have your parents permission? Me at 10 years old:" Within two days, the post (shown below, right) received more than 58,000 retweets and 237,000 likes.
The resurgence of the tweet was covered by several media outlets, including Evening Standard, High Snobiety, Mashable  and more. On July 26th, Twitter published a Moments page on the tweet.
 Twitter – @Drake's Tweet
 Twitter – @crlosvllarreal's
 Twitter – @sarahlostctrl's Tweet
 Twitter – @Dazkys's Tweet
 Evening Standard – Drake's moody tweet has been turned into a Twitter meme – and it's great
 Highsnobiety – This 2012 Drake Tweet Has Resurfaced as a Moody Meme
 Mashable – Drake's moody tweet from 2012 has been brought back as a meme
 Twitter – Drake's grumpy tweet has been turned into a meme – and it's hilarious
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Jul 26, 2018 at 03:05PM EDT
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