Grand Theft Auto V, is now available over two platform generations with a version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S is also in the making, and the game refuses to die. The game’s new contribution to the online zeitgeist is the short scene where side character Lamar Davis roasts protagonist Franklin Clinton, which has become the heart of an extremely popular meme.
PlayStation Haven created a YouTube video featuring Black Jesus star Gerald “Slink” Johnson and Shawn Fonteno reenacting their roles as Lamar and Franklin.
(NSFW. Viewer discretion advised.)
It’s hard to notice one key detail that made this hilarious scene strike a chord with creators and online audiences. The thing is complete bonkers, which is a huge win, but Lamar topping off an almost-lyrical rant with a sing-song insult helps too. I love Franklin’s bemused “What?!” at the end, especially when Lamar has been replaced by an out-of-place character as Darth Vader or Snow White.