Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber "Twerk": An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

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Study this face, for pretty soon, we'll never see it again.

Poor Miley Cyrus. The former Disney princess finally has her moment in the spotlight, and turns out, she's a one-trick pony. We're starting to think she just shows up at parties and gets to doing the single awkward thing she can. Well, she's probably pretty good at bummin' lines, but we don't actually have any proof of that one.

Yet the last thing we need is more proof that this scrawny gringa thinks she's a ratchet dancer, but for the millionth time in two days, that's what she's given us. Oh, and hey, Justin Bieber is getting in on the action too.

Are you ready for the saddest example of black culture appropriation since Riff Raff? OK, let's dive in.

See also:
-Miley Cyrus (Briefly) Takes Over South Beach's Clevelander Hotel: "Twerk Contest, Anyone?"

0:00 - 0:17
OMG, we immediately hate Miley and the Biebz. We suppose this is their official bid for a King of Diamonds-ready strip anthem. Justin Bieber saying "twerk it, twerk it" would be one of the creepiest things we've ever heard, if not for Miley Cyrus' nasal chipmunk voice.

0:18 - 0:47
How hard is Beiber channeling Chris Brown right now? Is he about to smack a bitch? Also, what the fuck is he saying? "Way that you movin', baby, I might be a game"? "I would come and talk to you but it's not whhaaaaat"? This is completely nonsensical. How high were they?



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Lis Merry
Lis Merry

n importe quoi pour se faire remarquer !

Michael Bear Arlt
Michael Bear Arlt

The Disney princess has gone down the techno-slut trail, too bad.

Tøm Carbone
Tøm Carbone

Don't talk shit about Riff Raff. Unlike.

Wenceslao Fernandez Jr
Wenceslao Fernandez Jr

Sad. Feel sorry for her parents. What a disappointment. Hope she finds herself before she passes this madness to her kids.

Matt Slawski
Matt Slawski

Riff Raff isn't acting like a certain stereo type like Miley. He grew up that way.

Pedro M Ross
Pedro M Ross

Now we can accuse this of it being the saddest example of 'undead' culture appropriation

Pedro M Ross
Pedro M Ross

Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified?

George Regz
George Regz

YOUR EDITORS SHOULD BE SO EMBARASSED THIS ARTICLE IS ACTUALLY PUBLISHED!!!

Angel Acevedo
Angel Acevedo

are we in some kind of twilight zone? Or maybe we're getting punked. Ashton? I know you're around here somewheres.

Pedro Zanoguera
Pedro Zanoguera

so what about black women who dye their hair blonde? is that appropriation? idk it is a crazy world we live in. One way only.

Kevin Brautigam
Kevin Brautigam

It was a wack show, so what !!! I hope all these fools bashing her don't regret all the shit y'all said, what's sad nobody has said damn that lil girl needs help

nicolasajimenez
nicolasajimenez

This post - a somewhat detailed breakdown:
I don't disagree this song is ridiculous... but:
0:18 - 0:47 : The lyric is "I'm happy you came," not "I might be a game." ... Also, "I would come and talk to you but it's loud now," not "I would come and talk to you but it's not whhaaaaat."
So... definitely stupid. But not nonsense in the sense that he's not stringing sentences together.
0:48 - 1:00 : As for where Lil' Twist is, the stories on this song say it was "leaked." It's a stupid word to use for something this ridiculous and obviously intentional, but I imagine this is just teaser audio and the version that ends up on this guy's album will have more to it. Who knows? More importantly, who gives a damn?
1:32 - 1:46 : Is there also an African American studies professor somewhere named Waka Flocka? Or are you really suggesting that "we" are ready for Waka Flocka Flame to step in and be the voice of reason on race relations and "appropriation" of black culture? Just checking. Because it seems to me like suggesting Waka Flocka is anyone to put white kids in their place is about as offensive to black culture as anything Justin Beiber has ever done.

Joshua Numa
Joshua Numa

Let's keep the word black culture out

Sergio Alejandro
Sergio Alejandro

The word "appropriation" really needs to stop being thrown around to describe her performance.

Christian Fabian Robotti
Christian Fabian Robotti

What ass??? Appropriation??? You all need to dismantle your team of writers and start all over again. Are you not ashamed of your journalistic skills and lack of integrity?

D.f. Basora
D.f. Basora

I don't give a shit about his girls ass and what she does with it. But that whole one eye tongue hanging out thing looks like a desperate attempt to try and establish some sort of "signature" and all she winds up doing is looking like she has some sort of seizure disorder

Marisa Altman
Marisa Altman

Can we stop with this? I just want it to end.

Johnathan Robert Broad
Johnathan Robert Broad

Way to be open-minded. No complaining about equal rights should be allowed by Miami New Times writers. If people of color don't want whites embracing their "culture" then they should not be forced to accept theirs...

Jorge Mederos
Jorge Mederos

Actually Dave, the world is going to end. I mean, not cause of this, mostly because of radiation and war.

Dave Lindo
Dave Lindo

why do people give 2 shits anyways. a young white girl shook her ass. holy shit the worlds going to end. if it were beyonce rihanna or that big booty hoe bag nikki minaj you would all love it.

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

Meanwhile the rest of us who put thought and talent into what we write and produce struggle to get a deal. Touche music industry. Touche.

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

these people are making millions selling crap to kids who eat it up like food. it must be nice...

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

R.I.P. MUSIC ...and any integrity either of them may have had left -_-

GirlofdaWorld
GirlofdaWorld

A no because:

1. Twerking is not part of "black culture" if anything it is part of "strip club" culture or "hip-hop" culture, there is no such thing as "black culture" because black people aren't just one homogenous group and originate from and are part of many different cultures simultaneously. No one ever says white culture, white Americans often identify as Irish-American or Italian-American or Russian-American or WASP Etc. Everyone would see the fallacy in that.

2. Black people can have NATURAL blond hair. Not just people of mixed heritage either. Plenty of Nubian, Polynesian and Micronesian people have belong hair to name a few "black ethnic groups" not to mention Berbers and red hair.

3. "black women" are not in a position of racial privilege like "white women" like Miley Cyrus, the "black women" who dye their hair blond are doing it to conform to the white western european standard of beauty which again "white women" like Miley Cyrus are beneficiaries of.

My mother is of black/mixed descent and is naturally red headed. When she was a child she was picked on so much for it (and being Jewish with foreigner grandparent) that she used to put her fathers shoe polish in her hair (he was a police commissioner in the British commonwealth and had to be dress immaculately in uniform everyday) needless to say that didn't work out well. She did finally grow confident in her hair but when she started to go grey (and copper) she couldn't find her natural hair colour or an auburn hairdye that looked natural so she dyed it dark brown.

If at 65yrs old she managed to find a hair dye that matched her natural hair colour, dyed her hair and you saw her walking down the street I guess you'd say she was trying to be "white"!

Signed a Mixed raced "Black woman" with dark AUBURN/TITIAN hair.

GirlofdaWorld
GirlofdaWorld

A no because black people can have NATURAL blond hair. Not just people of mixed heritage either. Plenty of Nubian, Polynesian and Micronesian people have belong hair to name a few "black ethnic groups" not to mention Berbers and red hair. Not to mention "black women" are not in a position of racial privilege like "white women" like Miley Cyrus, not to mention that "black women" who dye they hair blond are doing it to conform to the white western european standard of beauty which again "white women" like Miley Cyrus are beneficiaries of.

My mother is of black/mixed descent and is naturally red headed. When she was a child she was picked on so much for it (and being Jewish with foreigner grandparent) that she used to put her fathers shoe polish in her hair (he was a police commissioner in the British commonwealth and had to be dress immaculately in uniform everyday) needless to say that didn't work out well. She did finally grow confident in her hair but when she started to go grey (and copper) she couldn't find her natural hair colour or an auburn hairdye that looked natural so she dyed it dark brown.

If at 65yrs old she managed to find a hair dye that matched her natural hair colour, dyed her hair and you saw her walking down the street I guess you'd say she was trying to be "white"!

Signed a Mixed raced "Black woman" with dark AUBURN/TITIAN hair.

GirlofdaWorld
GirlofdaWorld

A no because black people can have NATURAL blond hair. Not just people of mixed heritage either. Plenty of Nubian, Polynesian and Micronesian people have belong hair to name a few "black ethnic groups" not to mention Berbers and red hair. Not to mention "black women" are not in a position of racial privilege like "white women" like Miley Cyrus, not to mention that "black women" who dye they hair blond are doing it to conform to the white western european standard of beauty which again "white women" like Miley Cyrus are beneficiaries of.

My mother is of black/mixed descent and is naturally red headed. When she was a child she was picked on so much for it (and being Jewish with foreigner grandparent) that she used to put her fathers shoe polish in her hair (he was a police commissioner in the British commonwealth and had to be dress immaculately in uniform everyday) needless to say that didn't work out well. She did finally grow confident in her hair but when she started to go grey (and copper) she couldn't find her natural hair colour or an auburn hairdye that looked natural so she dyed it dark brown.

If at 65yrs old she managed to find a hair dye that matched her natural hair colour, dyed her hair and you saw her walking down the street I guess you'd say she was trying to be "white"!

Signed a Mixed raced "Black woman" with dark AUBURN/TITIAN hair.

GirlofdaWorld
GirlofdaWorld

A no because black people can have NATURAL blond hair. Not just people of mixed heritage either. Plenty of Nubian, Polynesian and micronisian

GirlofdaWorld
GirlofdaWorld

A no because:

1. Twerking is not part of "black culture" if anything it is part of "strip club" culture or "hip-hop" culture, there is no such thing as "black culture" because black people aren't just one homogenous group and originate from and are part of many different cultures simultaneously. No one ever says white culture, white Americans often identify as Irish-American or Italian-American or Russian-American or WASP Etc. Everyone would see the fallacy in that.

2. Black people can have NATURAL blond hair. Not just people of mixed heritage either. Plenty of Nubian, Polynesian and Micronesian people have belong hair to name a few "black ethnic groups" not to mention Berbers and red hair.

3. "black women" are not in a position of racial privilege like "white women" like Miley Cyrus, the "black women" who dye their hair blond are doing it to conform to the white western european standard of beauty which again "white women" like Miley Cyrus are beneficiaries of.

My mother is of black/mixed descent and is naturally red headed. When she was a child she was picked on so much for it (and being Jewish with foreigner grandparent) that she used to put her fathers shoe polish in her hair (he was a police commissioner in the British commonwealth and had to be dress immaculately in uniform everyday) needless to say that didn't work out well. She did finally grow confident in her hair but when she started to go grey (and copper) she couldn't find her natural hair colour or an auburn hairdye that looked natural so she dyed it dark brown.

If at 65yrs old she managed to find a hair dye that matched her natural hair colour, dyed her hair and you saw her walking down the street I guess you'd say she was trying to be "white"!

Signed a Mixed raced "Black woman" with dark AUBURN/TITIAN hair.

GirlofdaWorld
GirlofdaWorld

A no because:

1. Twerking is not part of "black culture" if anything it is part of "strip club" culture or "hip-hop" culture, there is no such thing as "black culture" because black people aren't just one homogenous group and originate from and are part of many different cultures simultaneously. No one ever says white culture, white Americans often identify as Irish-American or Italian-American or Russian-American or WASP Etc. Everyone would see the fallacy in that.

2. Black people can have NATURAL blond hair. Not just people of mixed heritage either. Plenty of Nubian, Polynesian and Micronesian people have belong hair to name a few "black ethnic groups" not to mention Berbers and red hair.

3. "black women" are not in a position of racial privilege like "white women" like Miley Cyrus, the "black women" who dye their hair blond are doing it to conform to the white western european standard of beauty which again "white women" like Miley Cyrus are beneficiaries of.

My mother is of black/mixed descent and is naturally red headed. When she was a child she was picked on so much for it (and being Jewish with foreigner grandparent) that she used to put her fathers shoe polish in her hair (he was a police commissioner in the British commonwealth and had to be dress immaculately in uniform everyday) needless to say that didn't work out well. She did finally grow confident in her hair but when she started to go grey (and copper) she couldn't find her natural hair colour or an auburn hairdye that looked natural so she dyed it dark brown.

If at 65yrs old she managed to find a hair dye that matched her natural hair colour, dyed her hair and you saw her walking down the street I guess you'd say she was trying to be "white"!

Signed a Mixed raced "Black woman" with dark AUBURN/TITIAN hair.

GirlofdaWorld
GirlofdaWorld

A no because black people can have NATURAL blond hair. Not just people of mixed heritage either. Plenty of Nubian, Polynesian and Micronesian people have belong hair to name a few "black ethnic groups" not to mention Berbers and red hair. Not to mention "black women" are not in a position of racial privilege like "white women" like Miley Cyrus, not to mention that "black women" who dye they hair blond are doing it to conform to the white western european standard of beauty which again "white women" like Miley Cyrus are beneficiaries of.

My mother is of black/mixed descent and is naturally red headed. When she was a child she was picked on so much for it (and being Jewish with foreigner grandparent) that she used to put her fathers shoe polish in her hair (he was a police commissioner in the British commonwealth and had to be dress immaculately in uniform everyday) needless to say that didn't work out well. She did finally grow confident in her hair but when she started to go grey (and copper) she couldn't find her natural hair colour or an auburn hairdye that looked natural so she dyed it dark brown.

If at 65yrs old she managed to find a hair dye that matched her natural hair colour, dyed her hair and you saw her walking down the street I guess you'd say she was trying to be "white"!

Signed a Mixed raced "Black woman" with dark AUBURN/TITIAN hair.

GoodVibez
GoodVibez

Dude what are you talking about? First off no one and I stress no one is forcing you to accept anything. It's a free country you adopt what ever you feel. #2 this is so far from black culture its ridiculous to mention that term pertaining to this article, one is mos def ignorant of black culture period. This twerking dance has been around for decades originating in the strip clubs. When has anything that has or goes on in a strip club been apart of anyones culture? Women are getting ass shots and implants & lip injections why? Because they see something they like and they want it. I think it's crazy but people have free will and no one is FORCING them to pay for these procedures.

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