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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 –, 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.

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