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Michael Phelps reveals rapper he was listening to when he made #PhelpsFace

Michael Phelps on stage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Michael Phelps on stage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. (JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps, offered a name to go with his famous Phelps face Sunday night. It's one word: Future.

Phelps introduced Future at the MTV Video Music Awards, revealing that he was listening to the rapper and singer when he was photographed grimacing, hood up, headphones on, sitting in a chair near rival near Chad le Clos of South Africa before a race at the Rio Olympics.

What will be the spectacle at the MTV Video Music Awards this year? A long rant from Kanye West? The surprise performance by Beyonce? It seems anything is

The moment grew into a trending hashtag (Phelpsface) on Twitter during the games.

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Live from Madison Square Garden, Phelps wore, well, clothes, a chill white shirt, black pants and black jacket to fawn over Future before the Atlanta artist performed.

Olympian Michael Phelps journey started in Baltimore and now has covered five Olympics, winning 28 Olympic medals and 23 gold medals. He is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
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