Fanum Tax

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What is the Fanum Tax?

I’m gonna fanum tax your gyatt.

 

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Fanum Tax is a Gen-Z slang term that refers to a running gag in which Twitch streamer Fanum “taxes” members of his YouTube group AMP (primarily Kai Cenat) who happen to be eating by swiping some of their food. In other words, if they’re eating on the AMP stream, Fanum must collect a tax on their meal. 

Fanum Tax Kai Cenat Taco Twitch AMP
YouTube/Kai Cenat Live

What is the Origin of the Fanum Tax?

The “Fanum tax” first began on AMP streams in late 2022, when YouTuber KC3FEEETT (account since deleted) posted a clip from a recent Kai Cenat stream. The Christmas-themed video involved Fanum kicking down Kai’s door to steal his Christmas cookies. The popular clip is cited as the first known instance of the Fanum tax. 

@kaic3natstreams Santa ruins christmas #santa#kaicenat#holiday#christmas#fyp#fanum#fanuntax ♬ original sound – kaic3natlive

At the outset of 2023, “Fanum tax” would continue to be used among the AMP streamers, most prominently involving Fanum stealing bits of Kai Cenat’s food during streams. Finally, on June 24th, 2023, Cenat’s own YouTube posted a compilation of every time Fanum collected his tax up to that point. The video gained 3.4 million views and 68k likes in just four months.  

The compilation drove home the fact that no matter the food, no matter the stream, Fanum would be there to claim his tax, like a Twitch-ier, hungrier IRS. Let’s face it, we’ve all been Kai at some point in our lives. 

Fanum Tax Kai Cenat Meat Twitch AMP
YouTube/Kai Cenat Live

Fanum Tax Kai Cenat Twitch AMP
YouTube/Kai Cenat Live

Fanum’s practice became so notorious, that other members of AMP have gone to great lengths to get ahead of it. Good on you, Agent 00. 

@contursii agent cleared that whole sandwhich just to avoid fanums tax 😭😭  #agent00 #fanum #fanumtv #viral #fyp #amp #twitch ♬ original sound – contursii

Soon, the phenomenon spread through TikTok and YouTube clips, and Gen Z began picking up on it, with the phrase taking on a life of its own. 

“Sticking out your gyatt for the rizzler”

In October 2023, this story takes a turn. On the fifth of that month, TikTokker @ovp.9 posted a fateful video of a parody cover of “ecstacy” by SUICIDAL IDOL in Roblox. The title? “Sticking Out Your Gyat for the Rizzler.” (No, not the song by Barbara Streisand. Totally different.)

The parody featured a Fortnite character dancing to a barrage of Gen Alpha and Gen Z slang terms, including “rizzler,” “gyatt,” skibidi toilet,” and yes, “Fanum Tax.” 

Sticking out your gyat for the rizzler,

You’re so skibidi,

You’re so fanum tax,

I just wanna be your sigma

Freaking come here,

Give me your Ohio

It’s a bit of a word jumble, but at the very least, the title line can be deciphered. “Rizzler” refers to one who possesses “rizz” or charisma. “Gyatt” in this context refers to posterior/butt/. So basically, the title phrase means, give your body to the romantically appealing one.

@ovp.9 Such a wholesome love story! 🥺🥺🥺❤️❤️ #CapCut #ovp #sigma #sigma🍷🗿 #rizzler #gyat #ohio #ohiosigma #tvwoman #fortnite #fortniteclips #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satire #satireaccount #sigma🍷🗿 #skibiditoilet #fortniteclips #sigmagyat #satire #satire #notfunny #fort #satire  I just want to be your sweetheart, I just want to be your ohio, skibidi toilet, ovp.9, ovp.99u, skibidi, homestucklover398, sigma, I just want to be your #sigma #slimegang ♬ Sticking out your gyat for the rizzler – homestucklover398

“Rizzler” reactions

The video was a massive hit, receiving 3.3 million plays and 424k likes in four days. From there, the TikTok sound of the tune blew up, appearing in over 20k videos in four days.

The use of “fanum tax” in this context is odd, to say the least. Not that every Gen Alpha/Z slang is the poster child for logic, but given the origins of “fanum tax,” describing someone using the term is a curious move. Nevertheless, the phrase’s usage in the lyric has many puzzled across the platform. 

TikTok comment on Fanum Tax by user Jay
TikTok

Comments on these videos echo the complete confusion among older generations.

TikTok

Luckily, TikTokker nogood.io has provided a handy primer for us visual learners. 

@nogood.io they’ll make a college course on this parody in 50 years calling it now #stickingoutyourgyatfortherizzler #stickingoutyourgyattfortherizzler #gyatt #rizzler #fanumtax  #skibidi #skibiditoilet #genz #genalpha #explained ♬ Jazz Bossa Nova – TOKYO Lonesome Blue

What does “Fanum tax your Gyatt” mean?

Brace yourself to go deeper down the rabbit hole, for the internet wordsmiths have taken the lyrics of “Sticking Out Your Gyat for the Rizzler,” remixed them, and given the whole thing something resembling a meaning. 

The phrase in question: “I’m gonna fanum tax your gyatt with my rizz in ohio if your sigma,” is often shortened to “I’m gonna fanum tax your gyatt.” The meaning behind it is a vague, undefined threat, but it’s likely defined as “I’m going to seduce you because I am so very desirable.” (That specific phrase always worked for me with the ladies.)

Fanum didn’t mean for any of this to happen. Fanum just wanted some of Kai’s food. Then it all spiraled. Now here we are, face-to-face with the abyss. 

Examples of Fanum Tax, its evolution, and its many forms

@amparchive Is the Fanum tax back? 😂💀 #kaicenat #fanum #fyp @Kai Cenat @Fanum ♬ act ii: date @ 8 – 4Batz
@live_clips_4u Fanum tax return fanum gives duke some food😂#elfanum #fanum #dukedennis #fanumtax #amp #fyp #viral @Fanum @Duke Dennis ♬ original sound – Jynxzi
@zonky00 The whole lunch got quiet😭 #jaydablackie #viral #fanumtax #school #food ♬ original sound – Zonky
@majlam_ Chamber of Gyatt – @Your Anxiety Buddy #gyatt ♬ original sound – Michael Lam | Filmmaker 🎬

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