“I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history. Me and Robin, the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now.’ What’s amazing is I think now, we’re three days later, and people are still talking about it. They’re over thinking it. You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn’t even think about it ’cause that’s just me.”
– I don’t think anyone will be surprised to learn that Miley Cyrus did not put much thought into her MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke. I don’t think anyone thinks she’s anything but a 20-year-old, having fun and never hearing “no.” While I think she has a point that the VMAs have always featured “shocking” performances that people remember for years, I think she’s missing a valuable opportunity to, you know, learn something from how her performance was received regardless of its intent. Like that it’s not cool to treat black women’s bodies like props, for example. And, you know, to keep her tongue in the mouth, please. [via E! Online]
“She was going too far. She’s trying to twerk, but don’t know how to twerk. …We have a dance in bounce music called “exercising” where you just open your legs and shake your butt a little bit from side to side. It was that part she did in front of Robin Thicke, but she still didn’t even get that right because she didn’t have any butt control. She needs more practice. … Just get me and Miley together so I could give her ass some lessons.”
– Big Freedia, a New Orleans musician and the so-called “Queen of Bounce,” is not so impressed with Miley Cyrus’s twerk-happy display at the MTV VMAs. Freedia spoke to Fuse about all the hype surrounding Miley’s “discovery” of twerk, a dance style that’s been around for 20 years at least. Freedia echoed those who criticize Cyrus for appropriating — and not that well — something Black culture has been doing for years, saying, ”It’s offensive to black culture and black women who’ve been twerking for years. Every time we do something, people want to snatch it and run with it and put their name on it.” If you want to see how twerking is really done, behold Freedia’s “twerk pyramid” after the jump! [Fuse TV] Keep reading »
Oh lordy. The end is nigh. Rapper Lil Twist hath signaled the beginning of Earth’s destruction by bringing together Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber for a song called “Twerk.” While you listen, I’ll just be rocking myself back and forth for comfort in the corner of my bomb shelter.