That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg


What does That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg mean?

That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg is a way of saying No to someone in a lighthearted, humorous way.

The phrase gained popularity thanks to Randy Jackson, a former judge on the TV show American Idol, who is often depicted on the meme.

Today, it’s commonly used as a reaction image macro or GIF to express disapproval or rejection in a playful way.

So, the next time someone asks you to do something you’re not interested in, you can simply respond with a “That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg” and keep things light and fun.

Similar reaction meme formats are the Nope Nope Nope and No, I Don’t Think I Will memes.


What's the origin of That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg?

If you’re a big fan of American Idol, you might have thought that Randy Jackson coined the phrase “That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg.”

However, the truth is, the quote never actually came out of his mouth on the show. In fact, the phrase became popularized as a meme on the internet around 2010.

Initially, it started circulating in the form of GIFs and image macros depicting the musician, paired with the words “That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg.”

Since then, it has become one of the most popular internet memes that people use to express their disapproval or rejection of something. The meme has even found its way into pop culture, with various TV shows and movies referencing it.

Spread & Usage

How did That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg spread?

The meme has been circulating online since the early 2010s, becoming an iconic reaction image on sites like Reddit and 9GAG.

However, it was only following 2016, that people started wondering, whether Randy Jackson actually said the line. It turned out, that he did in fact not use it ever, while acting as a jury on American Idol.

Jackson embraced the expression only in 2019, when the site Cameo shared a video of Randy telling an anectode, with “That’s Gonna Be a ‘No’ From Me Dawg.” This was well received by the online community, reviving the already fading reaction meme.

The phrase was first defined on Urban Dictionary on December 23rd, 2019.

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