New Orleans “Bounce Queen” Big Freedia is taking to New York City’s Herald Square in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most people twerking simultaneously. Big Freedia’s goal is 250 twerkers (just typing “twerker” makes our spell check want to explode), though any relatively large number will suffice as, surprisingly, this record has not yet been recorded by Guinness. Read more at iVillage…
Parenting: you’re doing it wrong.
Bakersfield, California, mother Frances Hena asked a local news station whether she was supposed to “whoop” her 11-year-old daughter instead, which was clearly the only other alternative to making young Jamie stand in a busy intersection with a sign reading, “I was disrespecting my parents by twerking at a school dance.” Hena thinks that publicly embarrassing her daughter will teach the kid not to twerk. Had she watched Miley Cyrus’ twerk-performance at the VMAs, she would understand twerkers are plenty capable of embarrassing themselves, thank you. Keep reading »
Richard Cohen is a columnist for the Washington Post. He’s also a Roman Polanski apologist, a Clarence Thomas apologist, and a man who’s been personally called out for lewd behavior in front of a 23-year-old aide. So it’s no surprise that Cohen has absolutely nothing good to say about Miley Cyrus and her much ballyhooed twerk-happy VMA performance. In fact, says Cohen, he was so perturbed by the performance that he had to look up the definition of “twerk” in ye olde spellcheck. (We picture him doing this with the help of the Microsoft Office talking paper clip, Clippy, natch.)
Of the performance, Cohen said. “She’s a cheap act, no doubt about it, but for me her performance was an opportunity to discuss one of the summer’s most arresting pieces of journalism — a long New Yorker account [by Ariel Levy] of what became known as the Steubenville Rape. Cyrus should read it.”
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“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.
For fans of “Orange is the New Black,” season two can’t come soon enough. But until our favorite show to binge-watch is back, we’ll have to make due with on-set pictures and videos from the actors who play our favorite criminals. Like this one of Taystee, Black Cindy, Janae Watson and Crazy Eyes twerking on the set. Read more on Celebuzz…
By now we’re all familiar with twerking: hip-shaking, booty-focused dance moves a la Nicki Minaj and (ugh) Miley Cyrus. It’s sexy, it’s silly — and apparently, it’s completely safe for expectant mothers. OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton confirmed to ABC News that twerking is safe for pregnant mommies who won’t let a little morning sickness get in the way of their booty-shakin’. “For the average pregnant woman, dancing and aerobic activity is safe during pregnancy, so therefore Twerking is, too,” she explained. “Pregnancy is not a disease, and women should feel comfortable being active. If something hurts, don’t do it.” So go for it, ladies. Shake that fetus around like a cocktail shaker! [10news.com]