Miley Cyrus probably had no idea while goofing around at a photo shoot that footage from it would go totally viral. But that’s just what happened when Cyrus uploaded a video of herself twerking — in a unicorn onesie — to her Facebook page.
On Friday (March 22), Cyrus stopped by Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and commented on the clip. “I’ve twerked for 6 million people!” she laughed.
According to Cyrus, she had just wrapped a shoot on Wednesday — the same day she was photographed wearing her engagement ring again — and the lights and backdrop were still in place. She was dancing to J Dash and Flo Rida’s song “WOP” when she got the idea, halfway through the track, to film her moves, which are inspired by a provocative dance style that originated Down South.
“I just started dancing and [my friend] recorded it and I showed a few people and they said, ‘Tweet it,’ ” she recalled of the clip, which has since become a trending topic and been embraced by hip-hop celebs from Pharrell Williams and will.i.am to Nelly, Amber Rose and French Montana.
“I’m getting so many people writing to me about it. It’s kind of weird that I’ve twerked for 6 million people!” she said before adding, “I’m kind of feeling a little weird.” Miley explained that while she’s received a lot of Internet hate in the past about any number of things (from criticism of her singing abilities to haters calling her a “hillbilly”), she’s received virtually none for her twerking. “I haven’t seen one bad comment about my twerk video, but I can twerk, so whatever!” she said.
For those who aren’t up on twerking yet, Cyrus told Seacrest’s listeners that they should just go online and watch her clip. “I think I gave a pretty good definition. If you go to my Facebook page and click it, you will then see what ‘twerking’ is. You can’t really explain it. It’s something that comes natural. It’s a lot of booty,” she said. “It’s a lot of booty action.
“I’ve been practicing probably for the past two years, in my own time, in my living room … I can’t believe how many people think I’m good at twerking, which is dope. My life goal has been accomplished,” she joked. “I shot a movie in New Orleans two years ago and that’s when I became fascinated and obsessed.”
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