If you’re of the limited few who haven’t listened to Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail yet, the rapper’s Miley Cyrus reference may have twerked itself right over your damn head. There it goes, bandz-a-make-her-dancing right past the eye-rolling edges of your peripheral vision.
For clarity’s sake, “Somewhere in America” is a song off Jay’s new album in which he raps:
“When I was talking Instagram, last thing you wanted was your picture snapped / Feds still lurking, they see I’m still putting work in / ‘Cause somewhere in America, Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’, ha!”
Is that praise or shade?
In his impromptu Twitter Q&A yesterday while Blue Ivy was napping, a fan asked the music mogul if he really thinks Miley be getting her party in the U.S.A. on, twerking somewhere in America at this very moment.
Jay-Z weighed in with this response: “yes! she represents an old worlds worst nightmare,” concluding, “Black neighbor, and the daughter not seeing color.”
When another fan further asked if he thinks twerking should replace the planet’s most ubiquitous dance ever, the electric slide, Jay replied in the affirmative and then some…
Drop the gavel. Verdict’s in. Miley’s twerking is Jay-Z approved.
Miley, who’s been on the receiving end of some heated online criticism—from YouTube comments to 2,000-word think pieces—used Jay’s appraisal as ammunition against her h8teRs.
“Call it what you want. But I don’t see Mr. Carter shoutin any of you b*tches out. #twerkmileytwerk,” she tweeted. “Exactly right. I am an old worlds worst nightmare. #outwiththeold #inwiththenewnew,” she added.