The Brief: A popular meme format stems from pictures of Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus, including one where Lil Xan appears to be smelling her face.

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A picture of musicians and former couple Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan awkwardly embracing at the VMA’s is a viral meme. After their messy and public breakup, their relationship and this picture became an even more popular meme.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmzKJwWn8vi/?utm_source=ig_embed

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmuHV3ilV_9/?taken-by=thecut

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnG4LuDHFlw/?taken-by=artistrelates

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnFPfhDnWfX/?taken-by=xanxiety

owo what’s this from r/dankmemes

https://twitter.com/not_jermy/status/1032731728924889090?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fsydrobinson1%2Fliterally-just-memes-of-lil-xan-smelling-noah-cyruss-face

https://twitter.com/sixteenburritos/status/1032314780210454528