Michael Phelps Reveals Future's Music Was Behind His Meme-Worthy Olympic Frown at 2016 VMAs

Michael Phelps
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Michael Phelps presents onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City. 

Michael Phelps -- now the most decorated Olympian of all time -- attended the 2016 VMAs (Aug. 28) as a celebrity in his own right, of course -- but it turned out he was there as a fan as well. While introducing Future (who was present to perform his hit "Commas"), Phelps revealed the answer to the question on everyone's mind: what was he listening to when he made that instantly meme-worthy face earlier this month at the Rio Olympics?

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"I was in the zone with Future's track 'Stick Talk' blaring through my headphones," he told the crowd. "There's no rapper more inspiring today than Future -- it's right there in his name."

Looks like all the memes just got a whole new dimension...

2016 MTV VMAs


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