Twerking It Out: Controversies Across the Nation

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  • Twerk, Twerk, Twerk!
  • Where Does Twerking Come From?
  • When Did It Become “Household” Name?
  • Gay New Orleans Rapper Twerks Off
  • Twerking Gone Bad
  • A “Hood Ratchet” Party for Twerkers?
  • Hampton University Lectures Students About Twerking
  • Aliso Niguel High School Bans Twerking
  • North Thurston Public Schools Makes Students Sign the Dotted Line

When Did It Become a “Household” Name?

The word “twerking” gained its claim to fame in 1993 when DJ Jubilee from New Orleans released his dance hit “Do the Jubilee All.” On the track, he ad-libbed the word “twerk” to the rhythm beat. Twerking resurfaced on the hip hop scene in 2000 with the Ying Yang Twins’Whistle While You Twurk.”

(Photo: Miley Cyrus via Twitter)

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