You dropped this, often seen as you dropped this, king or you dropped this, queen refer to a popular phrase, seen on image macros, used as a compliment to someone.
The expression may also be used with crown emojis, to refer to the royalty in question having dropped their status symbols.
An earlier meme, with the phrase “you dropped this” was uploaded to 9GAG in 2018, although that version is unrelated to the “you dropped this, king” format, as that image macro depicts the sentence with a stickman holding a brain, instead of a crown.
While the exact origin of the meme is not known, image macros of Super Mario holding a crown, paired with the captions “you dropped this” started emerging on Reddit’s meme-related subs in March 2020.
They’d appear on subreddits like r/wholesomememes, r/memes, r/dankmemes and even r/antimemes.
“You dropped this” was first written about on Urban Dictionary on April 29th, 2020.
It would receive many more entries, as the meme would spread across the web.
“You dropped this” would remain popular on Reddit, and it would also appear on sites like Twitter, iFunny as well as Instagram and YouTube.