Bend Ova and Twerk: Twerkin’ & Yiken…….

Disclaimer: I love to dance. I was twerkin’ before it became a phenomenon! I love it so much that Thursday after work, I twerked in front of The Taj while waiting for the light to change to Khia “My Neck My Back” 

Don't Drop That Thun Thun
Don’t Drop That Thun Thun

So I was at the bank today making a deposit and I walked into the Gap in Wellesley Square. However, I caught this girl on the bench out in front and her conversation seemed really intense. Maybe it was cause I had just woke up but I caught this part made me giggle….she said “She was doing it all wrong. She wasn’t even moving her body. She acts likes she can twerk but can’t. People are like Miley Cyrus can twerk but she can’t”  I wish I were joking but this really is what she said so I turned my head and smiled. She got blushed.

Twerkin– A dance in which movements consist of shaking hips, bounce booty up and down in a gyration causing it to bounce or wobble. Basically make your booty as sexualized as possible! To the right beat, I admit this is actually quite fun. Upside down against the wall. You can be as innovative as you want…..

Instead of study YIKE
Instead of study hall…you YIKE

Yiken- Is the creative Oakland area version of Twerkin! They make it more advanced because the partner your dancing with is behind you and what happens is they throw the rhythm off while you twerk. Making it impossible for you to catch the beat!

Honestly though, YIKEN is like beyond sexualized though.It really pushes the envelope. If you look at some of the YouTube videos, it’s like “Oh My God, I hope they’re being safe!” Makes you wonder where the parents are when they are recording this stuff because lord knows my mother would have known what I was trying to do before I pressed record!

Boys Twerkin' It
Boys Twerkin’ It




Like I stated earlier, I love to dance but have missed every opportunity to dance my ass off(no pun intended) like I like to. Nobody seems to want to go dancing. The last time I remember going, we went “Controversy” at Machine in Boston. It was amazing. I entered the Twerk Contest in my studded wedge sneakers in skin-tight silver jeans! WERQ BETCH! There was a video of me somewhere in the contest.I couldn’t find the one on my Facebook from the contest but I found this one instead…..

This summer though I need to bring the YIKEN Movement to Boston. We would totally benefit from it…..



Yiken?Twerkin? What Do You Do It To: ‘memba you suppose to get RATCHET

Panoramic-Sage the Gemini (Pop and swerve your booty like your life depends on it)

Express Yourself-Diplo feat Nicky B (Twerk upside down if you dare)

Vibrate-Petey Pablo (Fast and with an attitude)

Higher Ground-TNGHT (Like you know have this in the bag)

Big Booty Judy-Shawnna (Make it roll and watch the hips go)

Shake That Ass-Mystikal (Like the song says and watch yourself)

Just Another Night Out With Dre
Sometimes You Twerk So Hard It Hurts The Next Day To Perform A  Walk of Shame