I Put the New Forgis on the Jeep is a popular line from the song of Mustard and Roddy Ricch, titled “Ballin.” The a sped up version of the song was prominently featured in the Axel in Harlem meme video, which made it viral online, especially on sites like TikTok and YouTube. Remixes and funny videos were created from the song, often mixed with the You Reposted in the Wrong Neighborhood tune.
The term Forgi refers to a custom wheel manufacturer based in Los Angeles, called Forgiatto Wheels. The brand is popular in hip-hop culture because of itexpensive and luxurious nature, serving as a status symbol.
Although the exact origin of the term “Forgi” is not known, one of the first documented instances of it appearing online comes from a tweet shared by @MIGOS on January 1st, 2015, boasting their brand new wheels.
Despite this, the term was didn’t become prominent in popular culture for years. It gained attention in the song of Mustard and Roddy Ricch, which was released in 2019 under the title “Ballin.” The song features the iconic line “I Put the New Forgis on the Jeep.”
However, the song still needed four years to gain worldwide attention and inspire a viral meme.
“I Put the New Forgis on the Jeep” was turned into a meme on January 6th, 2023 by TikTok user @quepro_1019, who uploaded on the song of Mustard and Roddy Ricch remixed with a scene from Axel in Harlem, a viral remix meme from 2022.
This marked the beginning of a new meme trend on TikTok, with countless remix videos and funny iterations appearing on the video sharing platform. The trend also spread to YouTube and Instagram.