Examples of OTTNO
Where does OTTNO come from?
OTTNO can be traced back to September 2009, when Jay-Z released his 11th studio album, The Blueprint 3. The seventh track on the album is “On to the Next One,” about how Jay-Z is always looking to move onto bigger and better things.
The track name was shortened to OTTNO on Twitter shortly after its release.
Re: OTTNO: I like this. Not sure why #bp3
— #BlackWomenMatter (@TKOEd) September 3, 2009
In the 2010s, OTTNO became a popular hashtag for people seeking to advance their their lives in some positive way, especially after setbacks or to continue accomplishments. It spiked in popularity in 2017–18 thanks to its frequent use by the Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons.
Who uses OTTNO?
OTTNO doesn’t just do work for NBA and rap stars. It can be used to talk continuing a hot streak or bouncing back from such as challenges as relationship troubles…
Sick of it. Girl meets boy. Girl likes boy. Girl 'kicks it' with boy for a bit. Then decides it isn't working. Or maybe he does. Then #OTTNO
— Janine J 💕 (@janine_j) April 25, 2011
Thought I had the job but didn't get it *sigh* ottno….
— RΞΞZUS (@ReciRich) June 19, 2012
…or even existential quandaries.
I think I'm just going to marry a chicken some day…. I would have a limitless supply of eggs! Till that bitch dies.. #OTTNO
— Taylor Free (@FreezyTweets) July 13, 2014
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