Thursday, March 20, 2014
Since Ms. King said I could talk about twerking, I’ll take her up on that offer. For those of you who are not familiar with twerking, it is a dance form that basically involves shaking your (as Kincy would hate to put it) anus. You can either twerk while squatting or if you want to be adventurous, twerk with your legs thrown up on both walls. Recently, twerking has received a lot of attention from Miley Cyrus. Some people even credit Miley Cyrus for the invention of twerking. However, we all know that nothing Miley does is original. Now, I still think Miley knows how to entertain and can actually sing (if you don’t believe go watch her youtube video of her singing “Jolene”) but I don’t think she is that original. Everything she does has already been done by artist such as Madonna and Britney Spears. It’s a major misconception to think that Miley invented twerking. New Orleans is the true birth place of twerking. If you don’t believe me, go and watch “wally world” (filmed at the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas). Twerking arose in New Orleans in the early 90’s along with Bounce music. If you walk by Congo Square during Jazz Fest you can catch a glimpse at some twerking and listen to some Bounce music. During her concert earlier in the week, I was happy to hear Miley admit that she learned how to twerk while in New Orleans.