The creator of the viral Nathaniel B meme has finally revealed the true meaning of his famous line, and the trend has swept TikTok.
A group of friends went viral on social media in 2020 after engaging in a freestyle rap battle.
One of them, a TikToker named Prince Maj, had no idea that a single rap lyric would catapult him to social media fame.
We explain the meaning of the Nathaniel B meme and round up the best fan reactions.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE NATHANIEL B VIDEO?
The Nathaniel B video that has recently taken over TikTok was uploaded on July 31st, 2022 by a user named @oscar dozzz.
A group of high school football club students competes in a freestyle rap battle in the video.
In the video, one of them, wearing an orange shirt and a neon headband, says, “That s*** was trash.” You can’t deal with me. “Wait a minute, aren’t you Nathaniel B?”
The rap lyric quickly went viral at the time, leaving many social media followers perplexed as to its meaning.
EXPLAINING THE MEANING OF NATHANIEL B MEME
Prince Maj, the meme’s creator, has finally addressed the video’s background, explaining the meaning behind his famous line.
Prince revealed that his musical adversary in the battle had a younger brother named Nathaniel.
Instead of Nathaniel’s brother, which would have been too long, Prince chose the shorter Nathaniel B. In his famous rap lyric, the letter ‘B’ stands for brother.
The TikToker stated that the video was shot during a day off between his freshman and sophomore years.
Their coach planned a fun day for his team members, and they all agreed to compete in a freestyle rap battle in the field.
TikToker, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper, will release his EP on major streaming platforms on Friday, August 5th.
Prince hinted in a recent video that his EP will include a track with the viral Nathaniel B rap lyric.
Prince can be found on Apple Music and Spotify under the name 223 Jam, and on SoundCloud under the name Prince Maj.
Because of the massive popularity of the Nathaniel B meme, his fan base on TikTok increased from 11k to 29k followers.
SOCIAL MEDIA IS BEING TAKEN OVER BY THE TREND
The Nathaniel B meme is currently trending on Twitter, and people have responded with hilarious gifs and posts.
One user dedicated an entire thread to the meme, writing, “Why Nathaniel B is actually probably the most intelligent and well thought out line in rap history.”
“All these Nathaniel B memes on TikTok and I just can’t help but think about my buddy,” said another.
“Someone out there has a teacher reading attendance like Nathaniel B?” said another.