Looking back on the many memes 21 has inspired since he clarified "ISSA KNIFE."
Earlier today, 21 Savage officially deemed himself the inventor of the word "ISSA," writing on Twitter, "it's the most used new word of 2017! we're is my recognition?" Of course, 21 is referring to his 2016 Vlad TV interview, in which he answered an inquiry about his "cross" tattoo with the loudest "well, actually" of the year, "ISSA KNIFE."
I made a new word "ISSA" and it's the most used new word of 2017! we're is my recognition ?😂— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) January 31, 2017
"ISSA" has popped up in many memes since the rapper uttered the word, and we've gone back to highlight some of the best jokes that used both the classic interview clip and 21 in general as inspiration. Check them out below.
when people get overly offended by what I say pic.twitter.com/Mkg5s877dr— glory (@ifeelglorious) October 22, 2016
When she's intelligent, has a cool personality, well spoken, has motherly kindness, and has over 200 memes saved on her phone pic.twitter.com/el2NLQ0GK3— Darth Crydus (@Rhamzees) October 11, 2016
“What does the cross on your forehead signify?”— Antonio fan account (@GroovyTony) July 28, 2016
“ITS A KNIFE” pic.twitter.com/qyQ8EzekWc
Me: Jesus what's the meaning of that cross behind your back?— Topshelf Tyson (@topshelftyson) July 31, 2016
Jesus: ISSA KNIFE
When you catch her staring at your grey sweatpants to long.... pic.twitter.com/wL51IzvccD— Joey (@joeyricannn) November 7, 2016
9.99 for gas? pic.twitter.com/D0m3B3m5aW— Comedy (@theIeansquad) September 30, 2016
ISSA KNIFE pic.twitter.com/70Xm9Ej21U— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) August 1, 2016
when she says she likes ²¹ savage memes pic.twitter.com/qQUw6RCgBb— Peyton (@TehNite) September 20, 2016
the side of 21 Savage the media never shows... pic.twitter.com/eN3hJf2LFb— memes (@memeprovider) December 31, 2016
11 Savage pic.twitter.com/5nldsp2DT1— knives (@draggingknives) October 30, 2016
Roses are red,— yc (@yc) August 21, 2016
You're the love of my life, pic.twitter.com/WsoYrAfaRN