Mass Appeal —

Twerking nine to 3 is the new way to make a living for a teenage Thai music star whose eye-popping dance moves have enraged the country’s military strongman. Following releasing the Remy Ma response record ‘œ No Frauds ,’ Minaj released a video of her dancing to Drake’s ‘œOne Dance.’ The dancehall infused hit led Minaj to bust out a Jamaican whine (which she identities out loud in the video), and get down backstage at a twerking Drake concert.

Lily was ecstatic, but Chloe wasn’t so positive, giving her sobbing sister a quizzical look that quickly spawned an Web meme Chloe’s side-eye was quickly Photoshopped on a quantity of famous pictures, from the Mona Lisa to a Taylor Swift album cover.

I attempted reaching out, by means of YouTube’s messaging system, to girls who posted the videos and males who re-posted them, but only the young girl who wore the Hannah Montana t-shirt, who would now by closer to age 12, was responsive.

Along with study assistants, she spent the last year combing YouTube for twerking – http://www.twerkinghub.com/, videos made by black girls beneath the age of 18 and now has a database of over 600 videos, each 1 annotated with data, like the apparent age of the girl, regardless of whether she’s in crotch-baring shorts, the number of instances viewed, whether there are sexual comments, and the estimated profit produced on the video, assuming it was monetized and produced $two.09 per 1000 views.

According to Wikipedia , twerking is a kind of dance in which an individual, usually female, moves to music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s