Twerking has its roots in American strip clubs and hip hop's New Orleans Bounce scene of the Nineties, which itself traces back to West Africa, most likely to the very similar Mapouka dance in the Ivory Coast.
"Twerk", the word describing the dance craze ignited by Miley Cyrus, can be traced back to as early as 1820, according to
Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?
Three young women have been jailed for making a video showing them twerking next to a war memorial. The women were sentenced
There's nothing like singing into the handle of a mop and gyrating those hips while cleaning the house (c'mon we've all been
He’s been dancing for almost 50 years now, so ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Len Goodman certainly knows a thing or two about
This performance at the Magic Delta Festival in Romania is - as Jeff from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' might say - a big bowl of
Three women have been arrested for lewd behaviour after an incident which saw them indulge in a display of twerking outside
Have you truly embraced your 21st Century wild-side and gone out like a wrecking ball? Or did you do it differently in your day? Take a look at our nostalgic line up to see how 20th Century you really are.
My point is merely that it is the adulation and idolising of a single star that I take umbrage with, and not the behaviour of the star. It's the parent that allows their child to become so swallowed up in a single thing that I take issue with.
Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus just can't keep out of the news. With Bieber's recent arrest and the constant twerking of Ms
It was the year of twerking and selfies, of Royal babies and Wimbledon wins, but befitting its numerals, 2013 also had more than its fair share of tragedy and mourning. As we look towards 2014, with a sense of optimism and hope, cast your mind back to the events and people that defined the passing year... We said goodbye this year to Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher, as well as Lou Reed and Iain Banks, but hello to Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge and the future face of the British monarchy. Happy 2014 all; let's hope it's a positive one.
'What Now' comes at the right time as the tough girl action was a bit of a turn off for her more 'conservative' fans, it is refreshing to see Rihanna revealing a little more of a sensitive side.
'Hard Out Here' is undoubtedly flawed, but it's certainly more accessible than 'The Female Eunuch', and by expressing her impatience with the slow progress of gender equality, Lily Allen is forcing the issue to the forefront of public consciousness.
It's arguably the most stupid way possible to pass the time while waiting for a train. Police are investigating a video featuring
Because nothing says you appreciate your privileged life like taking a picture in front of someone sleeping on the ground
Whether you think she was wreckless or righteous, the image of self-proclaimed feministMiley Cyrus twerking Robin Thicke
No, really. A corgi. Twerking. Well, it wasn't going to take the animal kingdom long to catch on to the latest craze, was
It's not just about the twerking. It's about working, and it's about living. In a strange way, many women have to metaphorically twerk at work and in their private lives, and it's time for this to stop.
If I were Rihanna, I'd be very worried right now. While Riri has been busy posting explicit selfies and going back and forth to violent ex Chris Brown, another Queen of Shock has come up and bit her on her Bajan behind. Step forward, Miley Cyrus.