Everyone and their mom is dabbing now. The part dance move part cultural phenomenon sweeping the nation has proven itself difficult to escape. But did dabbing really begin with Migos? And if not, where do its true origins lie? Martin Lawrence says he invented it in the 90s and even has photographic evidence to prove it. He posted the above Throwback Thursday photo to his Instagram account yesterday and implied that he was dabbing way before Cam Newton and Wiz Khalifa and decades before Jay Z failed at it.
“Y’all wanna keep this shit all the way real. Marty Mar was the first one to #dab on Em!! #tbt,” he wrote. The photo quickly racked up more than 20,000 likes.
So what say you Clutchettes? Is Marty Mar giving himself too much credit after rediscovering a photo of him simply leaning in to fit into the group photo with the House Party cast over 25 years ago? Or does this prove that dabbing began with Martin?