For some reason, everyone seems to be fascinated by Hollywood actress and singer, Miley Cyrus’ recent pastime of twerking. But whether she’s good at it or not is a topic for another day.
Some people wonder if we’re seeing another case of Good Girl Gone Gad, a trend that was successfully set by Rihanna, and some argue that Miley’s venture into twerking is blatant cultural appropriation.
One of the people whose attention has been caught by the starlet’s booty poppin’ skills is Jay-Z.
On his track, ‘Somewhereinamerica’ on the new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay appears to poke fun at Cyrus when he raps: “When I was talking Instagram/ Last thing you wanted was your picture snapped/ Feds still lurking/ They see I’m still putting work in/ ‘Cause somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is still twerking”.
He then chuckles to himself and adds in a sarcastic tone that’s seemingly not complimentary: “Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk/ Twerk, Miley, Miley, twerk/ Twerk, twerk, Miley, Miley, Miley/ Only in America”.
So that leads us to the crux of the matter: Is Jay-Z mocking the pop singer or is he merely returning a shout-out she gave him in her 2009 hit, ‘Party in the U.S.A’? If there really is a glint of mockery of Miley’s penchant of the dance craze, then unfortunately it will rub her fur the wrong way because she believes she’s good at it.
“I can’t believe how many people think I’m good at twerking – which is dope – like my life goal has been accomplished”, she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. Whatever the case, all this publicity is enhancing her burgeoning reputation as a twerker. Her latest video for ‘We Can’t Stop’ in which she displays her dance moves, broke Vevo’s record for most views in 24 hours.
Having kept quiet on the topic until now, Miley responded to Jigga’s diss when she tweeted: “Call it what you want. But I don’t see Mr. Carter shoutin any of you b****es out. #twerkmileytwerk