The Brief: This reaction meme uses a clip from Marsai Martin's recent BET Award win to convey a sense of surprise.
At Sunday night’s BET Awards, actress Marsai Martin took home the Young Stars Award for her performance in Little.
She also won over the internet with her very memeable reaction.
Viewers wasted no time in meme-ifying Martin’s shocked reaction following her win.
The now-viral meme uses a clip of Martin’s reaction to convey the surprise one might experience in certain situations. Unlike the Me Explaining meme reaction, this surprise is usually one of a positive nature.
When you thought your account had $7.28… & you check it and see $149.61 ‼️🤧😂 #BETAwards19 pic.twitter.com/h9PBlwRLYF
— DATBOYHARLEM (@TyFrm7th) June 24, 2019
When the ice cream machine works at McDonald’s and they got the order right with no attitude #BETAwards19
— Ryan Jamal (@BRO_HEN314) June 24, 2019
Martin’s win makes her the third youngest entertainer to accept a BET Award.
The 14-year-old starred in, executive produced, and conceived the original idea for the 2019 fantasy-comedy, Little.
Me when i saw Rihanna #BETAwards2019 #BETAwards19 pic.twitter.com/yE9d0cViQX
— Ashia🐥 (@AshiaWilliams07) June 24, 2019
Ella Mai: "Let the music do the towking"
Jacquees: #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/fY3HWyayCS
— DreDay (@BigDawgDreDay) June 24, 2019
When he invites you over before 11pm #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/LMkZ24aHa1
— Ms.Diamondbaby (@rub_myrolls) June 24, 2019
When he introduces you as his “girl” in front of his friends.🤣🤣 https://t.co/OcF2B5PbtZ
— H O N EY.🦋 (@urfavhon3y) June 24, 2019
Many Twitter stans quickly pointed out the similarities between Martin’s reaction and a popular GIF of her performance on ABC’s Blackish.
YO @marsaimartin ALMOST DID THE GIF!!!! 😂😭😂😭😂😭 #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/QdUB26v7ke
— Bossip (@Bossip) June 24, 2019
Marsai Martin almost gave us the meme again! #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/G0VsmLkNH8
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 24, 2019
Surely, this won’t be the last we see of Marsai Martin memes. Long live the meme queen!
marsai always blessing us with a good meme 😂
thank you queen @marsaimartin 💖 pic.twitter.com/PomQOlZSfP
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) June 24, 2019