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Throwback Thursday: Who Twerked First?

Think Miley Cyrus, think twerking. But did you know Miley was not the original twerker? She might be credited with popularizing the dance move that involves bending over and gyrating one’s backside, but who knew that people have been doing the move in New Orleans for more than 20 years?

According to Off Beat, DJ Jimi was twerking “in living color” in 1992, though in the Crescent City twerking is known as “p-popping.”

And it’s true! Just check out this hilariously dated video, full of spandex and sequins. (Warning: Contains some profanity.)

Off Beat says that Big Freedia later bounced twerking into the public spotlight with “Ya’ll Get Back Now” in 2011. She is credited with setting the Guinness world record for most people twerking simultaneously (Check out the video from Fuse, which contains a warning for “inappropriate” content.)

And, this just might ruin your childhood, but did you know that Donald Duck was twerking WAY before Miley, according to VZapper? Watch this video (but try not to get scarred for life!)


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