Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has the Internet rumbling this week with some hilarious footage of him showing off his take on the art of twerking during an appearance on “The Ellen Show.”
During a segment on the show where Puffy had to perform various moves as host Ellen DeGenres guessed the dance, he faced the inevitable task of having to twerk.
As he continues his promotional campaign for Revolt TV, Diddy went up to The Ellen Show to talk about the burgeoning network and why he feels like he needs to go back to his old roots of aggressiveness. Following the interview, Diddy played a dancing game with Ellen. Both of them are forced to perform a dance for the other person, as they attempt to guess what dance it is. And naturally, Diddy got the card that said “twerking.” “I just twerked for y’all… I lost a lot of street cred.” (Complex)
Coincidentally, Puff recently offered some advice on what moves 20-year-old pop star Miley Cyrus needed to enhance her twerking skills.
Miley Cyrus has made twerking crazy popular, but would you believe one superstar in Hollywood doesn’t seem to think she’s doing it right? Well, at least that’s what Sean “Diddy” Combs told “omg! Insider” at the i Heart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend. “omg! Insider” correspondent Keltie Knight caught up with the rapper for an exclusive in the official photo room, where he revealed that he thinks the former Disney star has all the wrong moves. “We’ve got to tell them about that twerking because y’all got to get twerking right. I just want you twerking the right way. That’s the Miley Cyrus way. You’ve got to move both cheeks by itself!” Diddy did have some good things to say about Miley’s VMA co-performer Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” though, saying he loves the song so much he works out to it! “I dance and shout at that record every day,” he noted. (OMG Yahoo)
Detroit rapper Angel Haze recently unleashed her fury onto Twitter over the media’s infatuation with the booty-shaking movement.
“Recently been asked about @MileyCyrus way too much. Was particularly perturbed by the whole washington post thing. Let me just vocalize,” she tweeted.
“How utterly f*cking stupid I think it is for a national news publication to post that her dancing is why things like Steubenville happen.”
“That is terrible journalism, slut shaming, and complete and total idiocy all at once. If @MileyCyrus wants to dance, let her.”
“A female dancing doesn’t mean she’s “asking to be raped.” Quite frankly, if she is not doing it on you, it is not for you.”
“Women are allowed to not feel enslaved by any opinion that suggests that the display of any sort of sexuality is wrong.”
“Die, you are what’s wrong with the world, it’s 2013.”
“You should know by now that the word “no” does not have various meanings and is not to be taken as anything but no.”
“I just don’t get it.” (Angel Haze’s Twitter)
Earlier the same week, a Washington Post columnist put Miley on blast for her publicized twerking.
“Miley Cyrus twerked. I had to look up the word since my indefatigable spell checker had no idea what I meant. I discovered from Wikipedia that twerking “involves a person, usually a woman, shaking her hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion, causing the dancer to shake, ‘wobble’ and ‘jiggle.’?” That’s precisely what Cyrus did at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, for which she has been amply and justifiably criticized. She’s a cheap act, no doubt about it, but for me her performance was an opportunity to discuss one of the summer’s most arresting pieces of journalism — a long New Yorker account of what became known as the Steubenville Rape. Cyrus should read it.” (The Washington Post)
Despite the backlash she has received since grinding on R&B singer Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs, Miley has stood behind her live set.
Miley isn’t about to back down. She did what she came to do, nailed it, and feels great about it. “What’s amazing is I think now, we’re three days later and people are still talking about it. They’re over thinking it,” she says. “You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn’t even think about it ’cause that’s just me.” (MTV)
Check out Diddy’s dances: