Lizzo holds and TED 'Twerk' talks about the story of Twerking | MCU Times

Lizzo holds and TED ‘Twerk’ talks about the story of Twerking

Lizzo took her TED talk to another level and shared with an audience how the dance with twerking helped her appreciate her butt more!

According to the “Tempo” singer, her backside was her least favorite part of her body because she says she grew up when the world did not have a crush on larger derrieres, PEOPLE reports.

“I used to hate my ass, believe it or not,” she says in her opening statement. “I have my dad’s shape and my mom’s thighs, so it’s big and long. I thought only donkeys like J.Lo’s or BeyoncĂ©s could be famous. I never thought it could happen to me.”

Addition: “I always felt that my body type was not the right or the desired one when I was growing up. Because I was growing up in an era where it was not common to have a big ass.”

But now her love for her lady lumps is fully shown and she thanks her peers and her fans for their stamp of approval.

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“My ass has been the subject of conversations, my ass has been in magazines, Rihanna gave my ass a standing ovation. Yes, my prey! My least favorite part of my body,” she says. “How did this happen? Twerking. Through the twerking movement, I realized that my ass is my biggest asset. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my TED Twerk.”

While Lizzo was first introduced to twerking at a teen club in Houston, she has since made a deeper dive into the history of dance when it comes to black culture.

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“Modern twerking comes from black people and black culture. It has a direct parallel to West African dances like Mapouka,” she explains. “Black people bore the origin of this dance through our DNA, through our blood, through our bones. We made twerking the global cultural phenomenon it became today.”

Choosing to surround her TED Talk around the origins of the now popular dance is to “prevent the erasure of blackness from working,” Lizzo notes.

“For me, twerking is not a trend. My body is not a trend,” she says. “… I twerk because of my ancestors, for sexual liberation, for my bitches, hey girls. Because I can. Because I know I look good. I twerk because it’s unique to the black experience it is unique to my culture and it means something right to me. “

See her TED Talk below:


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