7 Slang Words That Were Made Popular By These Musicians

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Over the years musicians and other public figures have had a great influence on our culture. Their prowess penetrates through entertainment and even politics. They’ve been able to alter our languages a little bit giving us some jives and jargons which have been popularised and being used.

Below are some of the words you didn’t know were invented by celebrities

1. Stan

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Stan was coined up by Eminem from his 2000 hit stan.  Stan means a fan who is super obsessed with a celebrity  .

Eg. I am Drake’s stan

2. Speaking of drake he  popularised YOLO. “Popularised” because the phrase You Only Live Once was already a thing  but drake being drake  tweaked it and produced YOLO from his song the motto at 2012 featuring lil Wayne and tyga

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3. Issa

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21 savage tweeted about his ISSA album in 2017  and said he will be making issa a word . Issa is the portmanteau of it is a… quite creative from the savage huh?

4. Bootylicious

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Queen Bey brought up bootylicious a very interesting word. Fortunately or unfortunately  I can’t explain this particular word but then it’s very self explanatory and it was brought up by beyonce so……🤷‍♀️

5. Boo’d up

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Ella Mai also brought up boo’d up after releasing her hit single from her Ready album. To be boo’d up means to be in a romantic relationship

6. Bodied

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Bodied is also a slang that has been in the system since I don’t remember.  But eminem’s movie Bodied which was released in 2017 popularised the slang. Bodied means to kill or murder someone.  It can be used literally or with a spice of pun.

Eg. He bodied the guy at the rap battle

7. Chargie

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Chargie is actually patois from Jamaica meaning a friend or someone to die for or a place or someone that gives you happiness or a different kinda energy. But we here got exposed to chargie by davido and popcaan’s song risky

Music has  been a  tool since . Musicians sometimes get what they want to say to the public through music so  it’s quite normal that it has been able to change the way we say certain things. 

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