How and when did the meme ‘Who invited my man blud’ originate?


All you need to know about the trending meme ‘Who invited my man blud,’ how it originated, and all the related details.

Who invited my man blud is a catchphrase used to poke fun at people who aspire to belong to a certain group (such as a sports team) but aren’t even a part of it despite trying hard. Most often, the person is called “Blud,” and a red circle is exhibited on their wrist. Drake’s photo wearing the same warm-ups as the Kentucky NCAA basketball team has become the most popular meme in the trend.

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How and when did the meme 'Who invited my man blud' originate? 2

Adidas Football’s YouTube account published a video titled “Welcome to Speedfulness | X Speedflow Experience” on June 20, 2021, announcing the launch of their new partnership. A Zoom call with many professional players, including Scott McTominay, Karim Benzema, and Mohamed Salah, was seen in the YouTube video. Over the course of a year, the video acquired over 152,100 views.

A Manchester United player named Scott McTominay was circled in the screenshot of the Adidas Zoom call that an unidentified meme maker tweeted on iFunny sometime in late 2021 with the caption, “Who invited my man blud?”. On August 5th, 2021, Twitter user M Shass posted the first known instance of the meme with the description, “Arsenal in the race to sign Messi.” In a year, the tweet earned more than 950 likes.

How did “Who invited my man blud” become so well-known?

The page 101GreatGoalsCom re-posted the meme in October 2021, and it quickly gained 3,800 likes on social media sites like Facebook. Other football-related Twitter accounts utilized the slogan outside of the context of the image, such as in a tweet published by Twitter user CAN1NHO on October 13, 2021, which received around 9,900 likes in a year (shown below, left). DannyAaronsFUT, a YouTuber and Twitter user, used it to caption a picture of himself and his pals on October 23, 2021. Over the course of the day, it received over 14,600 likes.

YouTube user Vanegood published a video titled “who invited my man blud” on February 17th, 2022, narrating the original meme. The video received around 54,200 views and 4,700 likes in ten months. On February 11th, 2022, the Instagram account nocontextknicks shared a video from Instagram user kendrarandlestory from the basketball game that evening, showing Knicks star Julius Randle’s kid standing up for the national anthem with the caption, “He believes he’s on the team.” In 10 months, the post earned around 3,800 views and 1,000 likes.

DiscordReturns, a Twitter user, posted this photograph of rapper Drake in the Kentucky NCAA basketball locker room on July 4th, 2022, along with the captions “Who invited my guy blud ” and “Bro believes he’s on the team.”  With the caption “MHA Season 6 pulling up on Chainsaw Man and Mob Psycho Season 3 in October,” Twitter user DiscordReturns garnered almost 9,900 likes in only five months. The picture was used as the basis for the first known meme by Twitter user DiscordReturns. The photograph was initially shared on Instagram shortly after. 

Soon after, redraws of the Drake picture appeared online, such as the one shared on Twitter on September 24, 2022, by user Foundation 6, which included Fortnite characters and received almost 2,700 likes in only three months. The lines were also condensed into the single phrase “Blud Thinks He’s On The Team,” which was added to additional photographs as Snapchat text. For instance, a photo of iShowSpeed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup was shared on the Instagram page officialfootballcommunity on December 6th of that year. It received almost 36,900 likes in only three days.

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