Jay-Z Riding a Jet Ski With a Helmet Is a Meme Now Because Look at It

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Jay Z jet skiing in Sardinia, Italy on August 16, 2016. CRYSTAL/PacificCoastNews

Out of his way! Jay-Z broke the internet when a hilarious photo resurfaced of the artist wearing a helmet while riding a jet ski over the holiday weekend.

The 48-year-old rapper dons a life vest, a red helmet and sunglasses as he rides the water vehicle in the viral pic. His expression is, well, very serious. In another photo, Jay-Z wears the same life vest, helmet and sunglasses combo, but this appears to have taken place on another day, as he is sporting a different rash guard. Again, his face is blank.

Twitter couldn’t help but turn the shots into a meme, poking fun at the “Apes—t” rapper’s stale demeanor and cautious headgear. “I just wanna know who told Jay Z he’s supposed to wear a helmet while riding a jet ski???” one Twitter user asked. “Like lol you aren’t gonna crack your head on water if you fall off TF.”

Bachelorette contestant Colton Underwood wrote: “Jay Z is the only person who can jet ski without smiling or having fun.”

“Jay Z is the first person on a jet-ski to look like they’re commuting to work,” another tweeted.

A Twitter user joked: “why jay z look like he finna jet ski right into a warehouse and stop a drug deal.”

Jay-Z’s jet ski ride actually happened in August 2016, but the photos have resurfaced to make one epic internet gag. The musician and wife Beyoncé went for a spin in Italy at the time while on the European leg of her Formation tour. The “Love on Top” singer also wore a helmet, life vest and sunglasses during her jaunt, but the 36-year-old completed her look with a long, floral designer jumpsuit rather than a swimsuit.

Perhaps the couple — who share daughter Blue Ivy, 6, and twins Rumi and Sir, 12 months — will have time for another jet ski outing this summer. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are currently on their On the Run II tour in Europe.

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