An accidental wedding invitation that spawned the "We Still Coming" Internet meme this week has, not surprisingly, turned up fake. No, a bride did not send a stranger directions to her reception before realizing her mistake. And no, said stranger did not promise to bring his friends along anyway, using those hashtag-ready three words.
While the text was phony, it turns out the photo used for the hoax was real, and captured a delightfully improvised scene following the June wedding of Ian and Amy Hicks in Detroit.
The couple explains to People that following their nuptials the wedding party went on a ride around Detroit when the photographer suggested stopping at the long-abandoned Michigan Central Station. Little did they know they had stumbled upon a music video shoot for a rap group called 7262.
"Before I can even turn around my groomsmen are already over there talking to the guys. So our photographer was like, 'All right, let's go over there,'" Hicks recalls.
Ian Hicks told People that the wedding party began dancing and "messing around" with the rappers, though they had no idea cameras were rolling. After 30 minutes they left and that was that (they thought). A month later someone lifted the photo of Ian's Facebook page and posted it to Reddit, followed by Twitter and Instagram but with the added phony text message.
Now the actual video for 7262's song, "Anthem," featuring various slow-motion snippets of the Hicks wedding party, has emerged. While it was uploaded to YouTube on July 1, it took a few days for people to put it together with the "We Still Coming" craze. Watch the (explicit) video below: