What does 4K mean?

4K or Caught in 4K refer to a popular slang expression, used to describe people being undeniably caught and recorded, while performing socially unacceptable and illegal deeds.


What's the origin of 4K?

The line was first featured in a YouTube sketch video, uploaded by RDCworld1 on August 7th, 2019.

The gag features a rapper being confronted by his lawyer for getting caught in โ€œ4Kโ€ while killing three people.

The video became viral, with millions of views on Twitter and YouTube.

Spread & Usage

How did 4K spread?

The phrases โ€œ4Kโ€ or caught in 4K became popular a year later, in August, 2020, when posts on Twitter, related to arrests would feature the expression.

It became progressively more prominent on the social media site in November, becoming a viral trend by December, 2020.

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