sub teacher There is no objection to it being one of the biggest viral hits of the year.
On Wednesday, Twitter launched “Behind the Memes,” a new content series that’s a twist on the popular “behind the tweets” and trending viral memes on the platform from the promoters themselves.
The singer appeared as the show’s opening guest when he realized his “see this” moment became a meme.
“I drifted away. I was shocked. I was somewhere in Los Angeles. [People told me], ‘Yo, you know you’re going viral?’ And I’m like, ‘That’s cool, isn’t it?’ And they were like, ‘No, no, that’s cool,'” usher saidlaugh.
“I saw other people doing what I did and it just went on. And I’m like, ‘Wow, this is amazing. It’s something special,” the singer said.
The widely shared meme originated from Usher NPR “Tiny Desk” Demonstration in June, during which he leaps to the music and whispers his open fingers over his eyes, saying, “See this,” during his 2004 hit “Confessions Part II.”
one of the “see this” clips Over 59 million views.
Asked what inspired the now-viral moment, Usher said he “didn’t plan it” and it “just happened.”
“I don’t know where inspiration sometimes comes from. It could have been anything,” he said before crediting the legendary singer Prince.
“It could have been the prince,” he said. “Someone guessed that Prince had done something like this before. I don’t know, but I do know that I thought it was the right thing to do at the time. ,
Usher then revealed which version of the meme he thinks is the funniest.
“I think it’s so funny when they talk about what Jesus said when he turned water into wine,” he said, as demonstrated by Twitter real memeIn which it reads: “After Jesus took the five loaves and two fish.”
The 43-year-old shared that he just “loves that people are passing it on and having a good time.”
In celebration of the digital milestone, the social media platform is also launching custom emoji With #usher and #watchthis.
Twitter’s senior manager of multicultural partnerships, Yari Blanco, called the longtime singer a “beloved and charismatic artist we love to see” in a statement.
“Behind the Meme is another way for us on Twitter to showcase the incredible creativity of different communities during some of pop culture’s most talked-about moments and who better than Usher to kick off our new franchise?” Blanco added.
Watch the full clip below.