The Jabbawockeez, the inaugural winners of [url id="http://www.mtv.com/shows/dance_crew/season_5/series.jhtml"]“America’s Best Dance Crew,”[/url] announced on Tuesday (March 23) that the masked dance crew will headline a 20-day run at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The “ABDC” veterans kick things off May 7. The Vegas show is the Southern California-based act’s follow-up after joining New Kids on the Block and Jesse McCartney on tour.
The Jabbawockeez rose to fame during the first season of Randy Jackson’s reality dance competition on MTV. With their swift moves, mysterious masks and crowd-pleasing routines, the Jabbawockeez burst onto the pop-culture scene. They memorably danced alongside NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal at the 2009 All-Star game in Phoenix . The veteran basketball player proved he still had plenty in the tank as he popped and locked, keeping up with the ‘Wockeez.
MTV’s own “Dances From Tha Hood” host Tweetie was thrilled by Shaq’s moves and called the Jabbawockeez’ turn on the big stage “fresh.”
“It’s funny to see somebody that big and actually be nice at dancing,” Tweetie said. “I’m not mad at him. There’s not really much you can go into. It was a dope idea. You don’t expect something like that from Shaq — only he could pull it off.
“It’s fresh,” Tweetie added about her fellow dancers’ appearance. “It brings something else. It brings something fresh and new to the All-Star Game. The Jabbawockeez are very relevant right now. They represent well. Some crews get big and they change. If they do change, it’s for the better. They always tell a story. They can be so
expressive without you having to see their faces. They have a dope energy about them. I loved that Shaq had his own mask.”
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