And so it was that on Aug. 28, 2016, the world discovered that U.S. Olympic legend Michael Phelps had been listening to Future when he made the face seen ‘round the world before a competition at the Rio Olympics ― a face now known only as “Angry Michael Phelps Face.”
“There’s no rapper today more inspiring than Future. His optimism is right there in his name,” Phelps said Sunday at the MTV VMAs while introducing the Atlanta rapper. He paused, then dropped the news.
“Remember in Rio when I made that face that ended up all over the internet? I was in the zone with Future’s track ‘Stick Talk’ blaring in my headphones,” he said.
KABOOM. And thus ends the story of “Angry Michael Phelps Face.”