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Is ‘Miley What’s Good?’ The New ‘Bye Felicia?’

Culture

Is ‘Miley What’s Good?’ The New ‘Bye Felicia?’

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Ever since Nicki Minaj called out “bitch” Miley Cyrus on live TV for talking shit on her in the press, the internet has been obsessed with the rapper’s biting phrase “Miley, what’s good?” Some eager twitter users have even gone so far as to suggest that “Miley what’s good?” may be the new “Bye Felicia.”

For those of you who are unaware of the origins of “Bye Felicia,” it comes from the ’95 classic Friday (can we call Friday a classic? I’m going to go ahead and call it a classic), starring Ice Cube as Craig Jones and Chris Tucker as Smokey; two deadbeat stoners who owe their dealer some cash. In one scene, a character by the name of Felicia attempts to hit up ‘ol Jones and Smokey for their car or some weed, eventually prompting Jones to dismiss her with a curt “Bye Felicia.”

If you’re interested in how this turned into a mainstream phrase there’s a detailed account here. “Bye Felicia” is oft said when someone of little or no importance is leaving (perhaps in a huff of some sort) and those remaining couldn’t care less,

Sorry internet, “Miley what’s good?” cannot be the new “Bye Felicia” because it serves a different purpose. The good news is, it can be used as a supplementary phrase. While “Bye Felicia” is hilarious in its blunt dismissiveness, “Miley what’s good?” is hilarious in that it prompts a response from someone who is (hopefully) ill-equipped to present one.

Meanwhile, here are some of the least shitty tweets addressing this life altering addition to the ways in which we insult each other. Naturally people have gone ahead and made phone cases and t-shirts and whatever else people do to commemorate (or profit from) this sort of thing.