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Dame Dash coined the term “Pause”

The popular slang term and phrase “Pause” is one that has been used since the .Pause is similar to saying “No Homo”, a phrase said after something that might sound homosexual to signal that what was said wasn’t in a homosexual way.

An example of a sentence using the pause phrase is “The best way to get to him is to go long, pause.”

Dame Dash revealed during a 2021 interview with Bootleg Kev that he actually coined the term “Pause” in New York.

“Did you invent pause?” – Bootleg Kev asks.

“Yes. Don’t play yourself. I am the inventor…. My crew, the best out we invented pause forsure. There’s nobody can ever say I didn’t. That’s all us. That came from my block. Period. My crew, best out.” – replied.

“and also i made up the term ‘Fresh to Death’, ‘Pop Tags’, i made that one up. I’m the one that made Hova. I made that up.” – Dame Dash followed up.

What does the phrase “Pause” mean? A phrase said after a sentence or act that could be interpreted as homosexual. 

Watch Dame Dash explain pause below.

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