… It’s offensive to black culture and black women who’ve been twerking for years. Every time we do something, people want to snatch it and run with it and put their name on it. And they still don’t even have the moves down yet. Just get me and Miley together so I could give her ass some lessons.
In addition to joining the chorus of voices condemning her for appropriating black culture, Freedia criticizes Cyrus’s overall technique and says she isn’t twerking, but (incorrectly) doing another dance move called “exercising.” Freedia is coming out with a new song in response to growing twerk-fest titled “Twerk It,” which explores the roots of twerk vocabulary. When asked what advice she would have given Cyrus before VMA performance, Freedia responded: “Don’t do it.”