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Twerking In The USA: 'SomewhereinAmerica' Jay Z Mocks Miley

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07/05/2013 10:05 pm
Twerking In The USA: 'SomewhereinAmerica' Jay Z Mocks Miley


Rachel Bone

Staff Writer

If my Twitter timeline is to be believed, the “twerk” is more than just the new Gangnam Style, Harlem Shake, or even the Macarena. Twerking is not just a dance move, it’s a way of life; a statement of freedom, nonconformity and rebellion. It’s a gaggle of girlfriends shaking some booty to the camera instead of doing their homework. It’s Miley Cyrus in a onesie, in fact it’s just Miley Cyrus in general these days.

With her increasingly risqué behaviour of late, culminating in new music video We Can’t Stop, it’s hard to remember a time when Miley Cyrus and twerking weren’t synonymous. So much so that Jay Z has immortalized the questionably glorious image in a new song.  

Taken from the new album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’, released worldwide on July 9; the rapper philosophizes on the former Hannah Montana star’s fondness for twerking on Somewhereinamerica.

"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 somewhereinamerica/ Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’,"

"Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk/ Twerk, Miley, Miley, twerk/ Twerk, Twerk, Miley, Miley, Miley, twerk/ Twerk, yeah, ugh-huh/ Twerk, Miley, Miley, Miley/ Only in America."

It’s not the first time a lyrical connection has been made between Miley and Jay Z. In 2009 track Party in the USA Miley gives a shout out to Jay Z, singing:

“My tummy’s turnin’ and I’m feelin’ kinda home sick/ Too much pressure and I’m nervous,/ That’s when the taxi man turned on the radio/ And a Jay-Z song was on.”

Looks like Jay Z is returning the favour! Keep twerking Miley, you’re a cultural phenomenon.


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