A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 06, 2022
“Welp, paid rent. Now I got a place to starve to death”

"I paid the rent… Now I’ve got a place to starve to death” (or “Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve") is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. Many people pay the rent and have little money left over for necessities such as food.

“Welp, paid rent. Now I got a place to starve to death. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣” was posted on Facebook by Faith IPhamousyo Frazier on October 7, 2019, and this received over 109,000 shares. “Paid rent so I got a place to starve to death 🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂” was posted on Twitter by Ze Da Gypsy 🧞‍♀️🔮 on October 7, 2019. “Welp, paid rent. Now I got a place to starve to death. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣” was posted on Twitter by JOE BYRON on October 7, 2019. “Welp, paid rent now I got a place to starve to death” was posted on Twitter by justJay on October 8, 2019.

“PAID THE RENT. NOW I GOT A PLACE TO STARVE TO DEATH” was posted on Facebook by “Keep the plug in the jug” on October 9, 2019. “I PAID THE RENT… NOW I’VE GOT A PLACE TO STARVE TO DEATH” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by “Funny thoughts and jokes” on December 6, 2019.

“Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve to death” was posted on Twitter by MERCYtheMAD on March 3, 2022. “Paid my rent. Now I have a place to starve” was posted on Twitter by Cat Daddy on April 1, 2022. “Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve” was posted on Twitter by FOREVER WILIN on May 5, 2022.


Facebook
Faith IPhamousyo Frazier
October 7, 2019 at 8:57 PM ·
Welp, paid rent. Now I got a place to starve to death. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Twitter
Ze Da Gypsy 🧞‍♀️🔮
@MattieTillman14
Paid rent so I got a place to starve to death 🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂
10:02 PM · Oct 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
JOE BYRON
@xxNikolx
Welp, paid rent. Now I got a place to starve to death. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
11:47 PM · Oct 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
justJay
@gates_jaylynn
“Welp, paid rent now I got a place to starve to death”🤣😂🤣
9:41 AM · Oct 8, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
I Tweet With CAPS But I Aint YELLING 🤷🏾‍♂️
@BM4RM914
RENT Is PAID So At Least I’ll Have A PLACE To STARVE To DEATH
10:29 PM · Oct 8, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Layla
@Laylajontes
Just paid my rent 😌, now I got a place to starve to death 😆😆
6:38 AM · Oct 9, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
thespectacular
@jessewata254
I’ve just paid my rent😃 now I’ve got a place to starve to death😂😂😂
12:22 PM · Oct 9, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Sebi
@Paulah_Ayoo
Welp, I’ve paid rent. Now I’ve got a place to starve to death in🤣🤣
1:43 PM · Oct 9, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Tee.
@im_shantel
“Welp I paid my rent ..Now I have a place to starve to death” 😂😂😂
3:42 PM · Oct 9, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
Keep the plug in the jug is with Darris Cress and 5 others
October 9, 2019 at 8:53 PM ·
PAID THE RENT
NOW I GOT
A PLACE
TO STARVE
TO DEATH

Twitter
Lois Lane
@kiaa_what
this dude said “i paid my rent now i got a place to starve to death” 😂
4:00 AM · Oct 10, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tyus A. Ellison ☮️
@xoxoTyus
Paid the rent! Now I’ve got a place to starve to death. ☺️💁🏽‍♂️
10:16 PM · Oct 10, 2019 from Farmington, NM·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
the merovingian 🥸
@RealDayshawnB
Welp.. paid my rent. Now I have a place to starve to death 😂😂
3:42 PM · Oct 16, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
space cowboy🌿🤠✨🌵
@arlorich
when someone said “paid the rent now i got a place to starve to death” i felt that
11:39 AM · Oct 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kitua
@_Kitua_
Well I Paid My Rent ...Now I Have A Place To Starve To Death.!😂🚮💔
1:51 PM · Nov 2, 2019·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Funny thoughts and jokes.
December 6, 2019 at 1:36 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I PAID THE
RENT…
NOW I’VE GOT A
PLACE TO STARVE
TO DEATH.

Twitter
elijah 🍩
@elijahq
living in LA be like, “i paid the rent, now i’ve got a place to starve to death”
4:33 PM · Aug 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Dadadarel🌸
@Scrapeecoco
I paid the rent. Now I’ve got a place to starve to death.
8:30 PM · Jan 23, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Celadon@SomeRandomColor·Mar 30, 2021
(The following text is shown on an image, as also explained below.—ed.)
I PAID THE
RENT…
NOW I’VE GOT A
PLACE TO STARVE
TO DEATH.

Celadon
@SomeRandomColor
Alt text:
Image: kermit smiling looking up from a laptop
Image text: I paid the rent…
Now I’ve got a place to starve to death
10:36 PM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
mick
@fckyousluts
Well I paid my rent now I have a place to starve to death
5:26 PM · Apr 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MERCYtheMAD
@MercyBuzzard13
Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve to death.
1:21 PM · Mar 3, 2022·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Cat Daddy
@lilbourgievert
Paid my rent. Now I have a place to starve.
5:01 PM · Apr 1, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
FOREVER WILIN
@ForeverWILIN_
Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve.
1:30 PM · May 5, 2022·Twitter for iPad

Reddit—BrandNewSentence
Posted by u/SauloJr May 26, 2022
Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve.
(A tweet by FOREVER WILIN is shown.—ed.)

BuzzFeed
Work & Money· Posted on Jun 6, 2022
15 People Who Saw Just How High Rent Is And Were Absolutely Over It
“Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve.”

by Alexa Lisitza
(...)
4.
nisha
@_doseofnisha
Paid my rent, now I have a place to starve
1:37 PM · Jun 4, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
im not right in the head.com added a new photo to the album: NOT RIGHT THOUGHTS.
June 7. 2022 at 8:49 PM ·
Paid my rent,
now I have a
place to starve

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