N'awlins own Mystikal can be considered somewhat of an authority on the art of romp-shaking. The rapper, who made records like "Shake It Fast" and "Danger" instant ruckus-starters in the club circa the early 2000s, paid homage to his Cash Money Records family Birdman and Slim Thursday (August 22) as they were honored as BMI Icons at the 2013 awards ceremony.
When asked for his two cents on the state of ass-centric anthems today versus then, he says little has changed. "It ain't no different," the former No Limits signee tells VIBE. "It's just a little different because of the digital age and how technology is."
Because of said technology, twerking has resurfaced as a viral phenomenon courtesy of an unlikely backer: Miley Cyrus. The "Fly Rich" rapper admits to scoping out the ex-Disney starlet on the 'Net, even running the visual back several times.
"I rewind it," he said of Miley's video where she flaunts her booty-popping skills in a unicorn onesie. "I liked it. I liked it a lot! (Laughs)"
The Let's Get Ready MC adds that he may serve up another banger dedicated to the gyrating dance. "I'ma have y'all twerkin' so be cool," he says. —Adelle Platon (@adelleplaton)