In the video, Shad claims that the dance comes from covering your mouth when you cough from smoking the strongest marijuana.
When you say ‘I’m dabbing’ it means you’re taking a puff of some the strongest strand of marijuana, the purest form,” he said in the video.
US rapper, Bow Wow took to social media to explain the history for the dance craze, ‘dabbing’.

Real name Shad Moss, Bow Wow explained the origins of the now popular dance that has swept the worldwide hip-hop scene.
The dance was even adopted by the African National Congress, ANC in leading up to the local government elections.

He exclaims that it’s funny seeing people dabbing when they can’t and when they don’t even know what it means.
“Understand what you’re doing before you do it,” he warned.
See his full explanation below: