You Gon’ Learn Today: 9 Things White Folks Don’t Understand About Twerking

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July 15, 2013 ‐ By Renay Alize
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You may noticed ever since Miley Cyrus appeared in that animal costume “twerking,” the dance has garnered nationwide attention. There have been articles on several major news outlets including the Today Show who did reports on the “dance craze.” Even the “famous grandmothers” imitated Miley twerking something. And as you might imagine, it’s just as terrible as you would imagine. And now that white folks have grabbed hold of twerking, we think there are a few things they need to know.

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  • Deih Jah Nile

    and considering that I know where it started…..I can’t understand why people would want to do it in public?….it’s a stripper move….I don’t get it

  • Deih Jah Nile

    it is really interesting to see how attention this dance is getting….because someone who happens to be white was filmed doing it….and the same dance has been around in the black community for over 25yrs…..(food for thought)

  • Deih Jah Nile

    listen….in the pic above there are people twerking standing on their hands….I hate to inform the people who are white….who are thinking that this is a new dnce craze….but…I am from the Motor City and in 1985-86 and on….that same dance was done by female strippers in strip clubs in Detroit….and you can also watch a tape of a local dance show at that time in the D called “The Scene”….there may be some clips on YouTube……I’m sorry….but this is a FACT….to my knowledge that dance started in the “D” in 85′-86’……I know because I was doing “all” versions of this dance back in the day…….

  • Dion Harris

    “Say I Yi Yi”? Seriously? You could have also brought up “Whistle While You Twerk”. Just sayin’.

  • Dean Tasvil

    Wtf I bet you wander around wearing a black pillow case over your head lol.

  • Brambles

    Heaven forbid white folks take any credit for anything resembling anything black folks deem their own. OK, you guys get tweaking, it’s yours, so own the ridiculous mess….it’s yours. Congratulations.

  • N_Y_Moss

    So relieved to know that twerking isn’t a “white” thing.

  • Aye

    Personally I don’t think anything is wrong with twerking as I am a dancer and see it as a dance. I don’t think women are disrespecting theirs selves when they do it; however I am getting a tone from a lot of blacks that think of twerking as ratchet and don’t want to claim it. I think it’s the same stance of blacks always trying to prove they have class to whites therefore limiting their selves in fun and Americanized ” appropriateness” when a non black can do it and not be accused to the same level as a black girl. I believe if we let them take a small experience of our culture and get away with it they will continue to take other small access and feats that we will get no credit for. I agree with the article as some whites like twerking and respect it as a dance so why not be the best at it as well as the best with grades, ect. Twerking doesn’t make you a “certain way” or person. Doesn’t define me…..

  • TheHarper

    Twerking came from Africa ,seem every thing came from Africa (good that is) but ask about black on black slavery we don’t no sh on that one. All that’s the white mans.lol

  • thmsd

    Why does everyone keep saying miley Cyrus was twerking thats not twerking

  • Zamar

    It originated in Africa, Jamaicans kept it alive, Americans are re-discovering it…end of story! I am a 30+ Jamaican who watched my auntie “tweak/whine” as a kid and also did it myself in dancehall dancing….research people!

  • Hello

    Black women have booty shaking ever since the early 90s. But the introduction of twerking, which is supposed to be a little faster than booty popping, came out around 2000. I remember this because I was in high school at the time and the Frats were doing it. I even knew one boy that damaged his back twerking. I think the song that brought it into the forefront was Whistle While You Twerk, by the yin yang twins. Bounce , is just another variation of booty shaking. Just like Twerking is. But boot poppin has been the go to dance for black women since I was a little girl. It started with Uncle Luke.

  • Aiych

    white folks crazy

  • The Truth

    This is so ghetto and ignorant.

  • del’Marquis

    Let’s calm down black people. White people have been stealing culture since the begining of time. Look at lacrosse from the Native Americans, Yoga from the Indians, and now dancing. It is apart of a white person nature to do so.

    • R

      That why I don’t like them white people

  • pepjrp

    Another racist and even stupid article on so many levels about what we White folks don’t understand. We understand all we need to know… and we had a good laugh at your expense Renay! And many of the clear thinking readers on here also are aware of your garbage.

  • joejoe17

    sooo white people never twerked before miley did it? I guess black people don’t square dance either. does everything have to land on race??? Cant twerking be foul no matter what the skin tone?

  • shay lanay

    did everybody forget whistle while you twerk by the ying yang twins?

  • smh

    First of all w people cant twerk…they have no rhythm…. it takes more than tooting your butt in the air…. you have to have rhythm in your pelvic area and be creative,,,, they have neither! whit folks always jumping on what blks so first… im sck of them ..stay in your lane w peope.. learn how do your own things.

  • Ken Andersen

    It’s just a convenient excuse for women with obese asses to try to convince themselves they’re hot. Hint: they’re not. They’re just FAT. So gross…

  • Some people, honestly….

    Obviously, twerking has been around forever, but still…I don’t see why black people (yes, I’m black) let alone anyone would want to claim it though. Not the way a sensible woman would want to conduct herself I would think. But hey, these young celebs are desperate for the limelight. Not worth writing an article about it…….

  • JTho

    When I was a kid we called what sounds like whinin “booty green”. I have no idea why. It’s been 50 years since I was a kid, tho.

  • Captive Audience

    OK. That’s it. I’m out of here. I think my IQ goes down a couple of points every time I read an article on this site.

  • yourignorancewillhauntyou

    Just a tid bit of info for ya – # 2. Being from Chicago, we’ve known about “twerking” since I was in grade school which was many, many years ago, first of all. It just wasn’t called twerking. And I’m white, and I know this. So, what makes you think that NO white folks (as you continue to call us) are aware of this dance? What makes you think that Miley brought this to everyone’s attention? Who allows these ignorant articles to be posted? Whomever the author of this article (and others on this site) must be very sheltered! Try to get out more and meet some people that aren’t just black. Maybe YOU can learn something, too.

  • Tanisha

    I’m pretty sure the world is aware that Miley didn’t bring twerking into the pop culture. What, with all the girls that are half “neked” on all the rap videos twerkin’ all over the rappers and what not. These articles get more and more racist and ignorant.

  • longjohngold

    Learn to speak and write proper English before you presume to lecture others.

  • BACFA

    Thank you so much for detailing this information. It will prove valuable when explaining why it is inappropriate at any and all school functions.

  • guest 2

    this article is dunce

    • Captive Audience

      Is dunce a good thing or a bad thing?

  • Robert Ta

    What garbage!

  • John Galt

    Nine things i do understand: 1. They don’t have a job. 2. They are on
    Section 8. 3. they are on food stamps. 4. They speak Ebonics. 5. They
    will never have a job outside the service industry. 6. They will have 2
    or more babies daddies when its said and done. 7. They will never go to
    college and try to be something. 8. Twerking is GHETTO. 9. They will
    blame the white man for all of this.

  • Guest

    Nine things i do understand: 1. They don’t have a job. 2. They are on Section 8. 3. they are on food stamps. 3. They speak Ebonics. 5. They will never have a job outside the service industry. 6. They will have 2 or more babies daddies when its said and done. 7. They will never go to college and try to be something. 8. Twerking is GHETTO. 9. They will blame the white man for all of this.

  • John Galt

    GHETTO

  • sblue

    What does this really have to do with white people? This magazine is so racist.

  • Sarah Moore

    There are so many decent subjects to write real articles on…and here we have one on twerking. Thank is got posted for the betterment of society.

  • Okc Dave

    Twerking has nothing to do with Miley, it’s just a primitive dance virgins did for corrupt rulers back when society was far less evolved, and still imitated today by members of society who are still far less evolved than those around them.

    The more educated and intelligent a population becomes, the less they twerk. I don’t mean to suggest that is entirely a good thing as it reflects on social repression of sexuality on a massive scale but call it what it is. Trashy women are doing a whole lot more twerking than classy ones.

  • PasssionateLady

    They’rew it’s old, but I just found this article, and I honestly don’t care about who twerks whether they’re black, white, Asian, Hispanic, male/female etc.
    But I don’t get why there are so much negative comments about black women that like to twerk, I mean if u don’t like it for whatever reason that’s fine, but the women that do know how to twerk and enjoy doing it shouldn’t be looked down upon for doing it no matter what their race/nationality is. They’re just dancing.
    And I am a black woman with a big booty and I definitely can’t twerk it, so I’m not saying this because I’m a twerker but I feel ppl should have the right to dance how they like without being insulted or made to feel ashamed of it.
    Also as we know twerking originated in Africa called Mapouka, and it seems like there it’s accepted, I’ve seen videos of women doing it in the streets, beaches, homes etc, and it’s accepted. It may not be done as sexual as twerking but it’s still a sexual dance the only difference is that people don’t judge the women for doing it over there. But here in America people are just do damn judgmental instead of just living by the motto “live and let live”.

    • PasssionateLady

      I’m sorry that should have said “though it’s old”

  • Schaal

    Seem to remember seeing it in the “Baby’s Got Back” video; while not ancient it is certainly older than that hillbilly girl.

  • Me

    It’s vile.

  • onika

    seriously in the caribbean you probably learn all forms of “twerking” which we call “wine” from the moment you reach 7 or 8 it is for carnival duhhhh

  • KELS

    ummm *clears throat* am i the only one that knows twerkin is not just a dance lol maybe only in my hood plz dont come in my hood sayin twerk sum cause u will be approach in a whole other way lol

  • Ladybug94

    And I’m offended that the writer would think all black folk know everything about this foolishness. Please.

  • Ladybug94

    This is NOT the same dancing that is done in Africa. I know several dancers who are offended by this as traditional African dance is not sexual and vulgar. Please quit saying that this is the same dance or roots from there of.

  • Ph

    I remember watching these videos around the time youtube came around, except they were butt popping to bmore breaks. The music changed, the dance stays the same. Also, strip clubs for god knows how long.

  • Michael Edwards

    SO F**KEN WHAT!!!!!!!!! GET A JOB!

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Uhm, it aint just “white folks” that don’t know what
    this dance is, trust me lol!

  • Nate

    As a white man, I will school all y’all brothas and sistas by informing you that Stan from American Dad can out-twerk every one of y’all!!!!

  • bida

    There is twerking in almost 99% of the traditional dances in my country Uganda, which has more than 50 different tribes and cultures (with each tribe having its own several dances for every occasion from harvest time to birth to death to copulation to whatever else gives reason for eating and dancing). The ladies twerk, they move their legs, move their hands, roll their eyes while the men kick their legs, puff, move the mid-man parts in a suggestive manner, jump high up and usually imitate a spear wielding warrior, a hoe holding farmer or a cattle herdsman or a bull about to get it on with a cow. More than 70% of these don’t even know it’s called twerking, they don’t even know what a computer looks like. Wanna see twerking in all forms: visit the mother land.

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  • folamix

    You can look at and see it has its origins from Africa…..smh

  • chelovek5

    People who twerk are disgusting and trashy. You’re not ladies, and you belong in a zoo.

    • Jen

      You’re ignorant.

  • ronnie

    This is why I hate when anything becomes mainstream. (I.e. When Anglos publicize something) I read a comment below about being degrading to women. I am currently 27 years old with a college Degree and started “twerkin” when I was in the 7th grade. It was fun! Parties, bbq’s cook off’s it was all apart of the festivities, now ppl are attributing it to be degrading is mind boggling to me. It was always meant for entertainment and fun in some black communities. Dj jubilee from New Orleans was the first person I ever heard say twerk and that was in 1993 so do the math. It was merely expression of dance and song just moving your butt..now that’s its mainstream its a “new” dance craze. What aggravates me is something so innoncent and fun has been turned into a reflection on one’s character and morals, kids being kicked out of school, parents thinking their kids are going down the wrong path, smh this is madness! It was NEVER that serious. All my friends and I did it, we just knew when too. Another classic clase of mainstream influence.

  • Tony Williams

    TWERKING IS FOR BIG BOOTY WOMEN of all colors.

  • DME

    I’m sorry, I’m black and I don’t understand this, nor do I want to and further I continue to be amazed at the ignorance that assigns this to all black folks, as if there aren’t a whole bunch of us who have better things to do.

  • just sayn

    It only becomes extremely popular when the white folks steal something that blacks have done forever and make it as though they know what they are doing. Just like the movie 10 when bo derrick had her hair braided it became a white national sensation. They steal everything! Copy Cats, just ask ELVIS!

    • Your ignorance will haunt you

      Really? Not everything “cool” or “hip” was stolen from blacks. Check out old movies and you’ll see popping of collars. Oh, was that stolen from a black man, too? Watch the similarities in Beyonce’s video Single Ladies to a Hispanic music group back in the day (Mexican Breakfast/Single Ladies). She has also copied others including JLo. Moving on, if you take it further back the “black style/urban style” wasn’t a “black” thing. Italians, whites, hispanics – way back in the day – were very stylish. Please. Everything that is considered cool always has to labeled as a black thing. So ridiculous.

  • word

    Whinin is NOT from Jamaica!!!! Jamaicans: Bubble, Barbadians: Wok up, TRINIDADIANS: WHINE……P.S white people need to stop…it is a black only culb..deal with it white folks…you don’t see us fighting to be part of the square dance hoedown.

    • Your ignorance will haunt you

      What a whiney c*nt. Shut up. So, because it’s a black thing, white people can’t do it? I’m sorry, carry on RACIST!

  • bdub3022

    I wish people stop saying its an african culture cause its not

  • Scotch Rebellion

    The repetitive oscillation of non-neotenic primitive secondary sexual characteristics such as the female posterior is an African specialty.

    “White folks” Don’t particularly care about or for your degrading , self-indulgent sensualist culture…

    • Misty-Mac

      “White folks” Don’t particularly care about or for your degrading , self-indulgent sensualist culture…”

      ___________________
      I can’t tell, Scotch Rebellion, because every time I’m on a black site, I see people such as yourself here commenting. I can’t go to You Tube and check out a video (especially a rap video) without white people commenting negatively all over it, denouncing rappers such as Future, saying he sounds like crap. I’ve seen the negative comments on “twerking” videos.

      So, I gave my theory a test, and it was just as I suspected. I have long suspected that Black folks weren’t checking for white culture, so I visited videos of “porch dancing” — a hillbilly dance. Guess what? Not one Black commenter. Not one. I proceeded to check other videos on white culture. Not one Black commenter.

      If people like you don’t like Black culture, why y’all always running up behind us? Ugh.

      I’m hearing Easy E right now — “get off my tip”!

      • dealingwithmorons

        wth did you write? I really have to stop reading all of these comments because the ignorance just wont stop. I’m black, so please don’t come at me with any nonsensical BS about white vs black cultural BS

        • Misty-Mac

          How about I “don’t come at you” at all because you’re irrelevant – a non-factor in my life.

          BTW, check out the churches that handle tons of snakes in their worship. YouTube it; I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. HA!

  • Neressa Petrah Lea

    TWERKING AND WHININ IS THE SAME DAMN THING TWERKING IS WHININ WITH A WIG ON(SAID THE ISLAND GIRL LOL )

  • http://www.facebook.com/minister.scottpate Minister Tonja Scott-Pate

    I don’t care who is “twerkin”, it still looks degrading for a woman to dance in that manner. No class is all I can say!!!

  • Toya

    That’s what I tried t tell my little sisters, 16 and 18. I’m 25, we’ve been twerking since like 6th grade. Nothing new about it… LOL.

  • Melody Carroll

    MILEY CIRUS CANT TWERK WHY PEOPLE THINK SHE CAN A HOT MESS

  • Chrissy

    There is a similar dance called “Mapuka” which origates from West Africa. It’s banned in a few countries because it’s deemed as indecent.

    • YesIdid

      i think you mean makossa

  • jjb

    miley didnt start the twerk craze…. twerk team has been around longer and songs about twerking have been around way before her too.. inaccurate much.

  • Marcie Daniels

    im italian american, (aka white) I read the articles on this site; I have to ask, why does every group (white, back ect.) have to claim anything as theirs…I have never tried to twerk, because i’m pretty sure I’d look pretty sad. I know a TON of white chicks and dudes who can twerk just a well some better than an African American. stop trying to claim blacks “own” every dance..you guys have a race card to play whenever, a college just for blacks AND your own month! not hating, but why must you claim everything.PS “twerking” and “whinin” are 2 different things. (and the writer things white fold don’t no ish about nuttin!

    • alex

      there was a point in time where black folks got credit for nothing…the whole ‘college for blacks’ and ‘own month’ is just something you have to do your research on…blacks folks went through alot to get to where there are today and claiming a dance(s) is not that serious but it originates from something deeper…

    • Capital Gang

      Stop lying. Less than .001% of white people can twerk and why are your white male friends trying to twerk anyway? Be smarter

    • Gina

      White people are MAD because they can’t come up with their OWN dances, so you copy Black people! Y’all stole the Harlem Shake and messed it up!

      • sblue

        Yeah….okay. White people are so mad because we can’t come up with our own dances. Keep believing your ignorant comment. Its people like you that make me scared for my sons future as a bi-racial child. Why the hell are you talking about race, you need to stop posting and go read a book or do something positive with your spare time instead of promoting hate. This whole article is crap. But then people like you still get hyped by reinforcing your hatred. Haha probably the same type of woman that’s mad I have a black man who is a great father and provider, telling me I’m taking one of the good ones. Ugh.

        • Some people, honestly…

          Oh, BOO-hoo. People like you are so pathetic – you’re either a troll (very likely) or one of those pathetic women who walk down the street thinking that because you have a black man that all of us black females MUST be jealous of you and you are god’s gift. Well, let me educate you, you twit. Save the Last Dance was JUST a movie, honey (*gasp* shocker!). And being bi-racial is the LAST reason you should fear for your son’s future, seriously – try, perhaps, the every-day obstacles we ALL have to face in life? He might get robbed, gunned down, kidnapped, have a fatal disease, become a quadriplegic – and you’re worried about his RACE? You nutcase! Damn, I’d hate to see him grow up with such a superficial so-called, mother. I have husband (yeah, not “my man”, but HUSBAND) who is white as hell, blue eyes and blonde hair – big f-ing deal. Oh, and guess what? He’s a great man, too! Does that mean I go commenting on websites looking for attention? No, because no one gives a rat’s a** and I’m not some retard who’s obsessed with race – whether it be the race of my friends, my love or my children. I understand why the article upset people but the bigger issue is you need get over yourself and stop living in that sick little make-believe world where you’re the center of the universe. It’s extremely unattractive, pitiful, and many people see through the charade. Save your nonsense for your mentally ill cohorts.

          • Chrissyeh*

            im sure shes not as pathetic as this comment…. the comment she replied to and this article FOCUSES ON RACE. so she retaliated. but only one sentence talked about her personal experience with interracial hate.. so you really just spewed…. crap. “I’m not some retard who’s obsessed with race” you response shows you must be.

            hahaha… simpletons

  • TerribleTracey

    Demi Moore is known for setting her sites on something and going for it! When she filmed GI JANE she would work out so hard she would throw up, not miss a beat and keep on going! worked out , I bet she can twerk wit the best o them!!!!!!!

  • gwbrew

    Latinos and Asians must be “white folks” also? Haha.. I hate that we live in such a sensitive world, but this type of article assumes blacks and whites are all there is in the world.

  • gwbrew

    I don’t understand. Does this type of article not feed racism? I mean do all “black people” want to be labeled expert “Twerkers” maybe some “White Folks” don’t care? Let’s stop profiling a race based on dancing,foods, and genitalia? Or should we just continue this type of generalization?

  • Tiffany Shaw

    So now we’re claiming twerking as a source of pride and history?.. smh I swear I can’t deal with the foolishness any longer. This is a vulgar dance that we shouldn’t be celebrating. We should be renouncing it’s ignorance and trying to set a better example. We have GOT to do BETTER!

  • Adrienne Phillips

    A facebook comment from my friend who is white and completely non-racist. I have known him for years and have never felt any type of prejudice/racism from him. He treats everyone the same no matter the color. I say this because I don’t want ppl jumping down his throat about his opinion on this article, and saying he is racist when he is not.

    “I don’t understand. Does this type of article not feed racism? I mean do all “black people” want to be labeled expert “Twerkers” maybe some “White Folks” don’t care? Let’s stop profiling a race based on dancing, foods, and genitalia? Or should we just continue this type of generalization?”

    Madame Noire, the level of class in your articles is steadily falling. I used to be a big fan of this site. Now I am seriously considering removing it from my favorites list and bookmarks. Please do better.

    • Shango

      Class and Madame noire in the same sentence? Oil and water don’t mix!!!!!!
      If you’re here for more than mindless entertainment, you’re doing it wrong.

      • Adrienne Phillips

        LOL… MN was not always like this! I promise… their articles is what attracted me to the website in the first place. Now, I don’t mind the recaps of Love & Hip Hop and BB Wives and all that because it’s just as you said, entertainment! But trying to make a serious point about something as ratchet (naw F that, I will use the real word: WRETCHED) as twerking… come on now. SMH

    • Issa Lopez

      Your friend is 100% right. Heck I need to be friends with him because he hit the nail on the head. Tell him I have a comment crush <3

  • itsjustfordecoration

    Y’all have got to relax. Jeeeesus! Some of yall commenting that this article is dumb yet have “bigbooty” in your handle. _

  • KamJos

    Enough with the twerking!

    • BlueCornMoon

      Dancing like this isn’t new anyway, Been around since the dawn of man

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  • Issa Lopez

    I thought Miley did a great job. I’m not understanding why MN choose to run this article. The headline is ignorant. I felt like this whole article was a jab at Miley’s twerking. Is there a rule that says only black folks are allowed to twerk? Steupzzzzzzzzzzzz (trini accent) it’s not like it takes skill to go up and down with your butt. Whining takes skill (high five to all my caribbean girls). If a white person wrote an article with the headline, “What black folks don’t understand about cheese”, you’d be mad right?!

    • chanela

      i agree with you, but the thing is that twerking was considered ratchet and classless when black women do it. as soon as miley cyrus starts doing it, now everybody thinks its cute and trendy and make a huge deal and credit HER for twerking. that is the problem. i never liked twerking. it just upsets me that everytime a black person does something then it has a negative connotation but if a white person does the EXACT same thing, it’s suddenly the newest craze and a wonderful beautiful artform. they have already done this with our lips,cornrows, and our behinds. it always takes a white person to make something “acceptable”.

      • Issa Lopez

        I hear you loud and clear.

      • BlueCornMoon

        That’s th absolute truth. It’s like things have to have their “blessing” to be considered legit.

      • Charles

        I disagree, of course there will always be some to revel in a woman slitting the throat of her self-respect on the altar of the almighty god called Fame. But please don’t say “everybody”.

      • bill

        It doesn’t matter who does it, it’s still classless.

      • Nora Welson

        Actually, it was considered classless and shameful when she did it as well. What’s shameful for a woman (regardless of race) is shameful for a woman. Period. I don’t care if she’s black, white, purple with orange polka dots and puce hair. Women need to respect themselves. You’re right it was classless – period. If you -read- the articles about Miley’s ‘twerking’ you’d have seen 99% of them were NEGATIVE.

        I read this site because black people make countless contributions to the socity that is America – and in a WHOLE lot more meaningful ways than ‘twerking’. Some of the MOST brilliant musicians, actors, writers, scientists and medical minds are African American. How about holding THOSE achievements up to young people instead of ‘which race twerks better’.

        If I wrote an article 9 things Black people don’t understand about (insert what ever) I’d be labeled a racist. Funny isn’t it?

        Wake up call – racism is racism REGARDLESS of which direction it comes from. Period.

    • Alice Lauren

      “What black folks don’t understand about cheese” Haha now that’s hilarious…so true

    • Amanda Klock

      Damn good point. I like it! MN do an article about how white people stole fon du too.

      • tony

        why are you here? your not black. you probably don’t know anything that’s we discuss

        • BACFA

          Is this a black-only website? Make sure she goes back to the whites-only website.

        • Lauren

          Since she’s not black she doesn’t have a right to be here? Since she’s not black she doesn’t understand things that you discuss? Good to know that you think that all other races are incapable of comprehending things that blacks talk about, way to show your intelligence.

        • eclaptonsgirl

          This is where racism breeds….

  • Sydney Evans

    As someone once put it, “Once white people find out about something black have been doing something for years, they don’t do it right and out play it”

  • NikPhi

    WHO CARES about white folk “twerkin”, honestly, if they want to disrespect and exploit themselves like that, go right ahead.

  • NikPhi

    This has got to be the most embarrassing MN article I’ve ever read…this is not something black folks should “claim” as a badge of honor…this is NOT the same as what our counterparts do in the motherland. And it is SICK that our babies and children are celebrated for spreading their legs and simulating this style of….I can’t even call it a dance, because it’s NOT. This is not what black people as a WHOLE are about.

  • RukiaBlackBlazer

    We don’t twerk in Trinidad & Tobago , we slow like showing how do IT in bed, but them Jamaicans show much teeth their vag got, LOL they’ll break a man piece in half with all that twerking. but every time white chicks copy us on waist shaking, we up the level of our waist line.

    but we know what’ll happen, 1white chick will reach a high enough level in it. to be called the best at it…. didn’t you’ll know there hasn’t been a fine big butt, till KIM K. GOT HER BUTT SHOTS…

  • scandalous7

    why oh why was this article even necessary, white people dont even b on these urban sites , us black people already know most of these facts so why write the article?

    • Amanda Klock

      That’s funny, I’m not necessarily black. I’m middle Eastern, but I read the articles here all the time. I think any race who has a finger to click is going to see this. However, saying flat out “white people” are the only ones who need help is silly. It’s that Every new Generation all us Adults have to spell life out for them with magnetic ABC’s. I showed the videos to my 12yr old daughter. I said-“there it is-hahaha look Miley dances like me hahaha…” My point being-U don’t have 2 b black.

    • Charles

      I am a very white 45 yr man and I visit regularly, back up and try again.

      • scandalous7

        um, awkward.

  • kiki j

    I haven’t been on this site in awhile because I’m over the homophobic articles. Then I come back tonight and this is what I see. Smh black people do better please. This is pure rachetness. Guess I’ll take another hiatus this site I just can’t.

  • Saysay

    I can’t believe an actual article was actually written on this. No wonder people can’t take us seriously. If the article was written in satire I MIGHT have cracked a smile…but this was written in all seriousness? #Icant

  • SexNdaCity

    This reminds me of when folks were going nuts when those Harlem shake videos started coming out. Folks were so up in arms about folks not honoring Harlem and doing the “real” Harlem Shake. I was like is it that serious? lol. I’m sorry but twerking is not something I’m striving to claim. Lol.

  • Barbara Codner

    SMDH x 100=THIS ARTICLE!!

  • Common Sense

    I’m from the islands, there are more islands than just Jamaica. -_- With that said. We call this wukkin up, whining, balancing yo batty, etc.

    • Amarossa

      Thank You!!!

  • bigbootyjudy

    Renae Alize baby you need to have several seats for this article! An article about twerking beau? MN fire your editors for allowing them to post dumb a** articles as such

    • Capital Gang

      See them 10 stacks in my hand? Twerk sum bigbooty!!!

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  • Maggie

    I was with the author until she compared twerking to whinin. Whinin is a staple in the Caribbean no matter the island. Whinin is circular, more controlled and slower. Twerkin is not that.

    • WeekzTC

      FAH TRUE!
      Twerking is NOT whinin.

    • sabrina

      Seet deh!

    • SexNdaCity

      Exactly. I’m not even from the Caribbean and knew that! I was like ‘huh’ when I read that. lol

      • word

        I am Trinidadian…and we whine and it is NOT the same at all…twerking is kinda stripper-ish….whining is slower, more controlled and sensual.

        • guest 2

          Exactly i am from the Caribbean, Trinidad to be exact and let me tell you everybody in the Caribbean can wine first of all, which is different from twerking. But we do twerk, and there are variations of twerking that Americans dont do.

    • Pow19670

      Whinin is a staple in African dance!!!! If so called Caribbeans were not stolen for Africa, the Caribbeans would not have whinin!

      • cee cee

        Caribbean people have african roots so I wouldn’t call it stealing

  • faydie

    Now I remember why I stopped coming to ths site, click, buffer, buffer, click, bufferbufferbuffer, freeze.MN bye.

    • Paul Dronette

      Call it digital thirst. The click throughs mean more traffic, which means more advertising dollars $$$

  • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

    I thought it was popular before Ying Yang twins made that song…. hmm interesting.

    • YesIdid

      they even have an earlier somg “Whistle while you twurk’ from ’99/2000

      • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

        YEESSS!!!! That was the song!

        • YesIdid

          LMAO! Yes! I’m glad they moved on from that look. it wasn’t working.

  • YaNessa

    Isn’t this just the Da Butt (as in doin’ da butt-Spike Lee) on turbo?

    • smh

      whatever it is.. whitefks never have done it. it started in Africa and then to blk neighborhd.. then the white women want to claim inow….

      • N_Y_Moss

        As a white woman, I gladly return it to you.

      • Brambles

        I know! White women want to claim it bad! It’s clearly a black thang, which white folks cannot possibly fathom, having pale skin and all. It’s just insane for white girls to want to tweak their cute, tight, muscular behinds… just absurd, as it’s clearly better done by those with huge buttocks, you know, black girls!

  • Ann

    People have been twerking all over Africa for hundreds of years

    • YesIdid

      more than hundreds even.

    • Ladybug94

      No they haven’t, this is not the type of dancing that’s done in Africa.

      • shiloh

        yes it is ! it is called MAPOUKA youtube it, it’s not as “vulgar!” as twerkin but that’s where it originated

      • cee cee

        I’m african and I can tell you that it is.

    • Okc Dave

      People have been twerking all across the globe for thousands of years, as far back as recorded history goes. It’s just something that a lot of civilized societies started to frown upon because the rich upper class want the general population to focus on materialism instead so they work like dogs for scraps.

      • BACFA

        The twerking is the dog part.

  • IllyPhilly

    Wow, is it that serious?

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    • young afrique

      that’s what I THOUGHT!
      Writing a whole article and better yet trying to legitimize it with cultural facts..Ns!

      • pepjrp

        You are so correct!

    • Dez

      It’s funny how much attention it’s getting…smh

    • Brambles

      Oh yes, very serious indeed! White folks have apparently lay claim to so many things actually started or invented by blacks that they cling to anything they can, including the ludicrous twerking, kind of like republicans clinging to their guns and religion. It is way serious.