Michael Phelps revealed secret of #PhelpsFace at MTV VMAs 2016
Michael Phelps ruled the pool at the Olympics in Rio, adding six more medals to his collection. His total now stands at 28, making him the most decorated Olympian in history. Now Phelps is set to receive another honor after his surprise appearance at the MTV VMAs.
Michael Phelps has revealed what song he was listening to when he made the now-iconic #PhelpsFace during the MTV VMAs 2016 Sunday night.
“Remember in Rio when I made that face that ended up all over the Internet?” Phelps asked. “I was in the zone with Future’s track, “Stick Talk”, blaring in my headphones.”
Phelps’s intense game face became one of the strongest memes out of the 2016 Olympics, as the internet went crazy for his serious look toward rival, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos as he showboxed in front of him. The Olympian later said he was just concentrating while listening to music.
Phelps said hip hop has given him constant motivation throughout his career, citing Future’s optimism as he introduced him at the awards.
“I might have a lot of gold but this guy’s got all the platinum,” he concluded at final ceremony of MTV VMAs 2016.