There are certainly some stories that should be kept to oneself. If your story involves waking up covered in cockroaches, that might be a good sign it's not for sharing.
Rapper Diddy did not heed this unwritten rule, however, when he posted to Instagram a video of himself eating fruit, dancing by a poolside and telling the story via Instagram caption.
"One day when I was growing up, I woke up and there was 15 roaches on my face," he wrote.
"At that moment I said hell no, I refuse to live like this. Work hard, believe in your crazy dreams… AND NEVER SETTLE!"
Fans were puzzled.
Why is Diddy cappin like this https://t.co/Tf45FKO9wQ— The Playlist Guy (@The Playlist Guy) 1625583940.0
Diddy waking up to roaches on his face. https://t.co/o8c3xMNDsK— The Playlist Guy (@The Playlist Guy) 1625587484.0
@ilovesmick The roaches on Diddy face https://t.co/HE1rsJTsku— 𝙴𝚅𝙸𝙸𝙻 𝙳𝙰ИИ𝚈❤️🔥 (@𝙴𝚅𝙸𝙸𝙻 𝙳𝙰ИИ𝚈❤️🔥) 1625602050.0
@ilovesmick Waking with 15 roaches on my face https://t.co/6iRulccqzB— Special K (@Special K) 1625594292.0
@ilovesmick Didnt waking on a random Monday like https://t.co/xlEJFWjH6Y— Chi-Chi (@Chi-Chi) 1625594498.0
Immediately, the bizarre caption became meme fodder.
Some people wondered why Diddy had such an accurate count of that many roaches on his face.
Others imagined the roaches' reactions to learning they were situated on Diddy.
Roaches on their lunch break hearing Diddy lying on them: https://t.co/JZR79lUjgT— The Nostalgia Queen ➐ 👸🏽 (@The Nostalgia Queen ➐ 👸🏽) 1625593988.0
When Diddy mom find out he on the internet lying https://t.co/2j88Q64iJy— elusive. (@elusive.) 1625593363.0
While most of us have lived in apartments that doubled as roach motels, it seems unlikely someone would have let fifteen multi-legged terrifying cockroaches crawl all over their face, even while asleep, before waking up and addressing the matter.
And if that's really what happened.... AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Diddy was like “Ahhhhhh…. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15… oh hell nah” https://t.co/j9Rki50EOU— Illari-san (@Illari-san) 1625590061.0
@ilovesmick Absolutely nobody: Diddy‘s roaches: https://t.co/wgtrTmpyjG— DESIGNER DON G (@DESIGNER DON G) 1625598578.0
Me listening to Diddy lie about counting roaches on his face https://t.co/usAZf76S6A— Joshua Chenault (@Joshua Chenault) 1625593521.0
@KarlousM Those roaches was looking at DIDDY like "DADDY"!!!!! https://t.co/TtlTpaXAoy— Marsellus12 (@Marsellus12) 1625593606.0
We love a good rags-to-riches story, but Diddy can keep those 15 roaches.
We certainly hope we never find that many roaches anywhere, especially on top of us.