Jerome: What had happened was...
Police Officer: Did you know you were going 20 over in a school zone?
Black Guy: Well you see officer, what had happened was...
Saying this phrase to someone such as a teacher or significant other, will get you in trouble because by now they know this phrase. Saying it around your friends will cause them to laugh if you are seriously about to lie. They know it, I know it, your mom, dad, uncle, dog, and second cousin twice removed all know you're going to lie.
Principle: Little Jimmy, why were you late again this morning.
Little Jimmy: Well... uh.. you see what had happened was... was that I had a flat tire and I could not make it to school on time because I cannot drive with a flat tire.
Tyrone: "Oh, last night...last night...oh, what had happened was my grandmoms had called, talkin' bout she wet her bed again and I had to drive all da way out to Jersey to wash 'da sheets."
Tonisha: "So why didn't you pick up your phone?"
Tyrone: "Why you trippin? I just told you why. Damn!"
bon qui qui: yeah
latoya: well what had happened was dat i got in dis fight with dis one bitch...
bon qui qui: sure don't pull that shit dumb ass i knew you was bangin Darrel.