The popular slang term and phrase “Pause” is one that has been used since the 90s.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.” – Dame Dash 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.