You Know I Had to Do It to Em

Meaning

What does You Know I Had to Do It to Em mean?

You know I had to do it to em refers to a photoshop meme, depicting a photo of Twitter user @LuckyLuciano17k, standing on a sidewalk in a white outfit, putting his hands together.

The photoshop edit is usually combined with the captions “you know I had to do it to em”.

You know I had to do it to em

Origin

What's the origin of You Know I Had to Do It to Em?

The first instance of the photo was shared by @LuckyLuciano17k on Twitter on September 2nd, 2014.

The original post had received a moderate amount of attention, gaining a large number of likes and retweets.

Spread & Usage

How did You Know I Had to Do It to Em spread?

The tweet would not be exploited and used for meme purposes until July, 2016 when Twitter user @ExhelonWinter shared the photo with a mock caption, directed toward snobby hip hop fans.

The meme would later appear on Tumblr as well as Instagram and it would gain further traction in 2017, when @LuckyLuciano17k started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his legal affairs.

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