What Am I Gonna Do? Say No?

What Am I Gonna Do? Say No?

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Updated Jul 26, 2018 at 12:51PM EDT by Matt.

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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.

Origin

On May 17th, 2012, Drake tweeted,[1] "What am I gonna do? Say no?" Within six years, the post (shown below) received more than 27,000 retweets and 34,000 likes.


Drizzy @Drake What am I gonna do? Say no?

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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[2] 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[3] 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[4] 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,[5] High Snobiety,[6] Mashable [7] and more. On July 26th, Twitter[8] published a Moments page on the tweet.


Mom: "Quieres otro taco?" Me: Drizzy @Drake What am I gonna do? Say no? when your hairdresser asks if you're happy with it Drizzy @Drake What am I gonna do? Say no? Club Penguin: Do you have your parents permission? Me at 10 years old: Drizzy@Drake What am I gonna do? Say no?

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when BBC iPlayer asks if I have a tv license to carry on watching Drizzy@Drake What am I gonna do? Say no? me: MAN I'M SO BROKE, i need to stop all this careless spending friend: u wanna grab food? me: Drizzy Ф @Drake What am I gonna do? Say no? Do you want a Chinese? Drizzy Ф @Drake What am I gonna do? Say no?
whenever any animal comes within petting distance of me Drizzy@Drake What am I gonna do? Say no? When you have guests over n they put money in ur hand before they leave Drizzy @Drake What am I gonna do? Say no? "You want to go out tonight" Drizzy Ф @Drake What am I gonna do? Say no?

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