RZA speaks out against young girls twerking: ’16 and up’

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Twerking has gone from something that you’d typically only see in strip clubs in the Dirty South to a mainstream dance craze, seemingly overnight. With superstars like Nicki Minaj twerking at awards shows, and Rihanna and Miley Cyrus posting twerk videos of themselves online, it’s not hard to see how the suggestive dance has become such a pop culture phenomenon over the past year.

But for veteran hip-hop producer and Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA there has to be some type of limitations. Specifically, the hitmaker revealed to TMZ that he feels young girls of a certain age shouldn’t post twerk videos.

“[Sixteen] and up,” RZA declared when asked how he felt about girls twerking. His view is completely understandable, considering “twerking” involves salacious gyrating and mostly hip-and-butt shaking. It’s the kind of thing you used to only see at bachelor parties and now it’s becoming more commonplace at birthday parties and bar mitzvahs. But RZA wants kids to remain kids.

“I’m trying to make them better,” he said. “Maybe more wiser.”

“Don’t rush your childhood,” he continued. “It’s the shortest part of your life. It’s the best part and shortest part of your life. Live it as long as you can.”

Twerking videos have become commonplace on the Web, which is why anyone who wants to post one can do so. But with the girls featured in the videos getting younger and younger, it’s hard not to agree that we should all be mindful of our children and keep a watchful eye on what they’re doing online.

Stereo Williams
Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.

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