The Yaass Card (PLAYS ACTUAL YAAASSSSSSSS)
Size: 7 inches x 5 inches
Sound: "Yasssss YAAAAASSSSSS Yasssss YAAAAASSSS Yassss YAAAASSSSSSSS"
Background: People are incredible, sometimes. They do things that change the world, change the culture, or change the lives of others. Change is progress. Celebrate positive change and achievement with enthusiasm you know you're shy about. When you witness greatness, when you witness kindness, when you witness humanity just shout YASSSSSSSSSS and let them know you stand behind them.
On August 31, 2013, Youtuber Angelo Francisconi posted a video on his Instagram of him screaming at the top of his lungs at Lady Gaga as she emerges from her building for the paparazzi. While Gaga stunts on the crowd in her flash outfit, the young homie encourages her fabulousness with YAAASSSSSSSSS and several variations of it.
The slang Yaass actually came from the 1980s gay drag queen dance subculture called ballroom (maybe because it was a room full of balls? LOL). Little did Angelo know, he reintroduced the world to the word Yaass as it spread through internet and pop culture. Now Yaass, also spelled as Yas, Yaasth or Yas Queen, and other combinations of As and Ss, is used as an excited affirmative statement or word of encouragement used in favor of someone’s style or appearance.
Just try saying Yassssss out loud and you'll know why it caught on. Make sure to add a little lisp at the end to finish strong.
When you see your friends doing something fabulous, let them know they got your support with a little YAASSSS or a big YAASSSSSS and add "Queen" & "Slay" to help them kill it.