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Lil Durk Explains the Story Behind Everyone's Favorite Young Thug Meme

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 27: Rapper Lil Durk attends the 42nd Annual McDonald's All American Games at State Farm Arena on March 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for McDonald's)

If you know anything about memes, there's a good chance you've come across the wonderful snapshot of Young Thug focused on what many people thought was a computer screen while Lil Durk closely watches. 

One Twitter commenter positioned the photo next to a still of Durkio in the video for Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later" and suggested, "Whatever [Thug] showed Durk this night made that n***a evolve." 

Durkio then saw the tweet and spilled the beans on what Thugger was showing him all along: "He showed me 20million."

A reverse image search claims the picture made its way to the internet in summer 2018. Indeed, Lil Durk has been leveling up ever since, scoring his first top 10 entry on the Hot 100 with Drake as well as placing two albums in the Billboard 200 top 5.

He even called himself "Chicago's JAY-Z" on his most recent single, "The Voice." With this classic meme having been flipped in so many ways, let's take a second to relive some of the greatest edits.

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Whenever the 27-year-old decides to drop his next album of the same name as that track, one lucky fan will apparently receive a pair of the coveted Dior Jordan 1s as part of a special giveaway.