You’re probably living under the rock if you’re not familiar with Brandon Beal’s hit “Twerk It Like Miley”.
The hit song inspired by the dance move popularized by American singer Miley Cyrus became such a huge craze all over the world that many people created their own dance covers of it. In the Philippines, Maja Salvador, Enrique Gil, and Rayver Cruz are just among the celebrities who made the dance craze a new trend.
A group of young men dubbed as the “Mocha Boys” has taken the social media by storm with their amazing rendition of “Twerk it Like Miley”. Their 3-minute video clip posted on the Facebook page Bassilyo earned praises from netizens.
As of this writing, the viral video has almost 3 million views and has more than 50,000 shares on Facebook.
Previously, the Mocha Boys released a video showing their freestyle version of the dance craze. I bet most of you would agree that the second video is more impressive than the first one.
Watch the viral video below.
What is Twerking?
According to Time, twerking is described as a hip-thrusting dance infamously performed by Miley Cyrus. In this type of dance, a person, usually a female, dances to music in a sexually provocative manner. The term “twerk” has been added in the Oxford Dictionary in 2013.
Reportedly, the dance move originated from West Africa and has been known for several generations. In the 1990’s, the dance move was adopted by the African-American culture.
Miley Cyrus posted a video of her doing the tweaking routine to the song “Wop” on Facebook in March 2013.
Initially, the dance move was not performed with sexual intent. However, when twerking was incorporated in rap videos, it became sexualized.