Miley Cyrus Thanked Lizzo for Her TED Talk About Twerking E! News UK

Miley Cyrus has thanked Lizzo for her TED Talk on the history of twerking.

The Truth Hurts hitmaker gave a TED Talk, which she also called the TED Twerk, in August last year about how the black history of dance had been erased by popular culture. During her speech, Lizzo cited Miley as an example of a white person who brought twerking into the mainstream, after the Wrecking Ball star made headlines for making the risky move at MTV Video Music. Awards 2013.

Discussing her conversation with People, the Juice star revealed that Miley thanked her for the conversation when they bumped into each other.

“I’m very delicate with the way I mention her (Miley) because at the end of the day, I didn’t want to be biased in the way I talked about the way she introduced twerking in ( the) general public,” she said. Explain. “The messenger is kind of how this thing has spread the way it has – seeing it at the VMAs. And I saw her recently and she said, ‘I watched your TED Talk and I really loved it. Thanks for that. “”

During her speech, Lizzo said, “Everything that black people create, from fashion to music to the way we speak, is co-opted and appropriated by pop culture. I want to prevent the erasure of Blackness from twerking.”

The 35-year-old told People she grew up in a family that was “very proud” of their “blackness” and learned from a young age how America treated black people, especially black women.

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