Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 10.02.03 AMHow would white America know about the next big thing if it weren’t for Miley Cyrus? Yes, Miley Cyrus has declared that twerking is dead and ‘the Nae Nae’ is the next big thing. Ok. I mean Black people have only been doing it for a good while, but sure.

During an interview with the Australian talk show “Sunrise,” Miley Cyrus not only explained that ‘the Nae Nae’ is now the “in thing,” but also attempted a demonstration. The middle-aged co-hosts then tried the dance themselves. It’s pretty hilarious.

When asked how the Nae Nae got its name, Cyrus admitted that she didn’t know because her dancers, the LA Bakers, taught her. You know, I’m hoping that her dancers are teaching her these dances a year or two too late on purpose because it gives them the best laugh ever and serves as their little inside joke.

“My dancers—the LA Bakers—they taught it to me, they just started doing it and I was like ‘what is that?’” Miley said. “So then I started doing it which is kind of what happened with the twerking too. I keep trying to start it at all my shows and no one is really doing it back at me.”

Either way, expect to see everybody doing ‘the Nae Nae’ now which means that it’s not the new thing for Black folks, it’s now dead.

Check the video below.

What other “new” dances should Miley Cyrus learn?

Diana Veiga is a Spelman woman, a DC resident, and a freelance writer. Of course, she’s also on Twitter.

 

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  • Sunshine

    You are attaching too much to this girl. She was not introducing the Nae Nae to the world as some new dance (like she was the creator). She introduced it to Australian news hosts who asked her if she’s moved on from twerking. And she has. She just discovered the Nae Nae and she commented that maybe it hasn’t reached Australia’s Good Morning America-type audiences. It seems people are quick to criticize and accuse of columbusing when they are the ones claiming that some white girl claimed something that belongs to black people. Like what?