Lizzo Does A TED Talk On 'Twerking' And Its Origins


"Twerking," brought to you by... LIZZO!

In an effort to "prevent the erasure of Blackness from twerking," the Grammy-award winning recording artist held a TED Talk on the booty-shaking genre of dance. Twerking derives from the West African dance of 'Mapouka'.

She went on to say: “Everything that Black people create -- from fashion to music to the way we talk -- is co-opted and appropriated by pop culture.

The specific example she was referring to was Miley Cyrus's booty-ful performance alongside Robin Thicke that one VMAs.......

Check out her full TED talk here:


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