Cut the cameras… Deadass is a quote from Blac Chyna, that became popularized through reaction videos and is often featured on image macros and videos.
It is used in slang as an intimidating notice for others that they should stop doing whatever they are doing.
cut the cameras dead ass deadass blac chyna bright neon green wig reality tv show the real blac chyna pic.twitter.com/35axLkW3zy
— reaction videos (@findurmeme) September 26, 2019
The phrase comes from one of the many culturally significant shows Blac Chyna is featured in.
Clips of the model saying the phrase started to be uploaded by several users on Twitter as well as YouTube in September, 2019.
Within a few months, “cut the cameras…deadass” would appear as captions on several image macros, featuring famous people such as Blac Chyna herself, as well as Greta Thunberg or Ariana Grande.
The meme would appear most prevalently on Twitter, Reddit and YouTube.
It was first defined on Urban Dictionary in October, 2020.