Nick Jonas and John Stamos are mercilessly trolling each other on Instagram

Nick Jonas and John Stamos are mercilessly trolling each other on Instagram

It's strange to see the word "stan" thrown around on social media like a positive term. The slang originates from Eminem's 1999 song Stan, about an overzealous fan who kills himself and his girlfriend because his favorite rapper didn't write him back. On the nascent internet, particularly hip-hop message boards, the term was meant as an insult - especially after Nas labeled Jay-Z a Notorious B.I.G. "stan" in the blistering 2001 diss song Ether. If you got called a stan, it meant you were delusional, pathetic and obsessive to the point of cringe.

Now Ariana Grande's Arianators, Nicki Minaj's Barbies and Beyoncé's Beyhive proudly brag about how much they 'stan' on Twitter, like it's a badge of honor. In 2019, if you get called a stan on the internet, it just means you're a big fan. Well, language evolves over time, doesn't it? I guess we might as well get used to the new use of stan, and in that spirit, breaking news! John Stamos stans Nick Jonas, and Nick Jonas stans John Stamos, and now everyone on Twitter is stanning their stanning because it's brilliant.

It all started when John Stamos was spotted wearing a Jonas Brothers T-shirt, possibly to celebrate the band reuniting for a comeback six years after splitting up

John Stamos wears Jonas Brothers shirt Credit: Getty

Afterward, Nick Jonas was spotted wearing a sweatshirt with an image of John Stamos wearing a Jonas Brothers T-shirt

Then John Stamos was spotted sleeping on a pillow with an image of Nick Jonas wearing a sweatshirt with an image of John Stamos wearing a Jonas Brothers T-shirt

Not to be outdone, Nick Jonas posted a photo sleeping under a duet cover with an image of John Stamos sleeping on a pillow with an image of Nick Jonas wearing a sweatshirt with an image of John Stamos wearing a Jonas Brothers T-shirt

As of this writing, their hilarious 'Inception War' has finally come to an end. (Possibly because John Stamos' TV wife, Lori Loughlin, aka Aunt Becky from Full House, got busted by the FBI yesterday as part of a massive nationwide college admissions bribery scam? Is that a reach?)

On social media, fans loved seeing the stars from different generations geek out over each other - and go to such absurd lengths for merciless trolling. If Stan Mitchell were alive today to witness their antics, I'm sure he'd approve.