Have you heard? There’s a new TikTok trend on the block and you might have seen it in the form of the ‘🅿️’ emoji. You know, the parking-sign symbol? Well, that ‘P’ actually stands for ‘Pushin P’, and it’s taking social media platforms by storm.
So what exactly does Pushin P mean?
Pushin P can be attributed to Atlanta rapper Gunna, who coined the phrase on his album DS4EVER (which debuted at number one in the world, taking over the reins from The Weeknd).
— WUNNA (@1GunnaGunna) January 18, 2022
The phrase itself has a meaning of its own, however. According to the rapper, the letter ‘P’ stands for ‘player’, which he discussed during an episode of the Breakfast Club.
“If you wake up to a beach view, that’s P. If you spent thousands on a Rolex watch, that’s P. If you do something bad or stupid, though, that’s not P.”
Gunna explained further via Twiter that Pushin P can mean a host of things, like “Risking your life to feed your family is P” or ” “Being Loyal is P.”
Essentially, Pushin P is a way of ‘keeping it real’ and is generally used to express positivity.
*Note – While Pushin P is intended for positive use, perhaps P can stand for ‘problematic’, as Gunna’s fourth Tweet down in the image above is not ok…
The Pushin P phenomenon has gained so much traction online – it’s literally across everyone’s For You Page – that it has generated a slew of notable memes and trends, including celebrity input, via TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and beyond. The #pushinP hashtag alone has amassed millions of views, with Gunna even replying to people’s TikToks to grade how accurately they use the term.
What is P and why are y’all pushing it so hard? pic.twitter.com/tEtMwV5hL5
— Nira🦂 (@Jmarieee___) January 23, 2022
I mean, you know it must be a cultural trend when Kim Kardashian weighs in on the topic, right?
But we implore you: keep your ‘P’s to a minimum. That last thing you want to appear as is an out-of-touch boomer who takes the trend way too literally. Nike, we’re looking at you…
We had an internal meeting, and without getting into details, we're pushin 🅿️ all year.
— Nike.com (@nikestore) January 20, 2022