Booty Music Began Twerking

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Alex Izaguirre
Uncle Luke, the man who made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives his take on the dance that is sweeping the nation.

I've got a bone to pick with the word masters at Oxford English Dictionaries. Last month, they added "twerk" to their online edition. They define "twerk" as a verb that describes dancing to "popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."

Company spokeswoman Katherine Connor Martin told the Associated Press that "twerk" warranted an entry because it originated two decades ago and is now used by everybody.

The Oxford peeps should have sought my consent since I pioneered the act of "twerking" long before it was created. I had a simpler definition: "Don't stop, pop that p----, let me see you doo doo brown." Whenever girls heard me chant that at a concert, they shook their booties down to the floor. That's why we called it booty music.

This is what happens when you have performers rebranding ideas pioneered by artists from back in the day. An artist is someone who creates fine art, whether it is a sculpture or a song. A performer is an actor that reinvents things already done by artists.

Just look at the success of French Montana's single "Pop That," which samples one of my songs. That was a clever move on his part. The track's popularity shows how today's performers can make a hit doing what another artist innovated more than a quarter century ago.

Now everybody in America is "twerking." You've got companies making a ton of money from "twerk-out" fitness videos and selling dance poles. Female pop singers are "twerking" in front of live TV audiences.

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

i'm pretty sure the ANCIENT GREEKs started this phenomena back in those dayz

i guess next Uncle Luke will try to convince us he created the INTERNET  and fried chicken

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

uncle luke, if you are trying to IMPRESS coach nick saban i would suggest you give up the imature and silly insistance of what "fine art" you "created"..............we all did a lot of dumb things as kids in our teen years typically under the influence, however,  then we grew up and matured and looking back now, we see all that stuff as stupid and silly and would rather distance ourselves from its "ownership"

"fine art" stands the test of time over centuries - do you really think "twerking" will be remembered six hundred years from today ?

JAYZ, for example, is only recently coming to appreciate fine art from hundreds of years ago as if it never before existed,  and now talks about how he wants to "own" it or "possess" it,  which i can understand, and yes better late than never when it comes to being educated and worldly on such matters

otherwise was the very first kindergartener who ate an entire box of crayola crayons a "performer" or an "artist" ?  ask coach nick saban that question next time you see him !

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...."Even Socrates talked about wayward youth in Plato's dialogues from Ancient Greece."

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