‘Twerk Team’ movement not original

It’s official, Lady Luscious, Betty Butt and Mizz Twerksum, better known as the Twerk Team will perform Friday at The Edge nightclub here in Tallahassee.

Where do I begin on this group? I really don’t know where to begin because I’m just stunned.

The young ladies from Atlanta are attempting to make ‘twerking,’ which is the popping and side-to-side shaking of the rear end, an official dance movement. As we would say on Twitter, ‘fail’! How are you going to make this common, everyday dance into a movement? Girls have been shaking their behinds like this since I was in middle school, and elementary for some of them.

I really don’t have a problem with the Twerk Team going around dancing, but don’t they must have better things to do with their time than to go around to different venues popping their rear end? But don’t get me wrong, because I like it. As a matter of fact, I need some dancers for my graduation party. I saw some videos on their MySpace page and I felt like I was watching a preview for Magic City Strip Club, before the stripper tells Victoria’s Secret.

I understand the girls likes to dance, but how about doing more than an exotic dance in hole-in-a-wall clubs? How about attending a performing arts school and study the art of dancing? Twerk Team, let’s call it what it really is: exotic dancing. I’m sure Nelly has a video for you all to participate in. What has become of our youth? The world may never know, but I’ll see y’all in The Edge.

Marlon Williams is a senior public relations student from Tallahassee. He can be reached at famuanopinions@gmail.com.