Christina Aguilera didn’t want to brag or anything but she was twerking long before twerking was a thing. In a video for W Magazine, the songstress took a look back on her varied career and when it came to the video for “Dirrty,” Aguilera quietly dropped this little gem:
What was funny about this video was that I didn’t think it was anything to me. I was just having so much fun with my girls and years later, it was called ‘twerking’ I guess, but it had been around for a long time. I was spending time with a lot of dancers that were doing it before it was a thing that was even given a name.
As Aguilera talks, clips of the video pop and, lo and behold, there is young Christina twerking with her bad self.
In case you missed it:
Looks like she was twerkin’ her way around SNL. But we wouldn’t say she “invented” it, obviously:
— . (@TwicexXtina) December 18, 2016
Some folks have known about this for a while:
Christina Aguilera was twerking before everyone els in the music video Dirty….
— Tessa Goad (@Tessarr3) May 6, 2014
RT “@TiaaCortes: Christina Aguilera twerked in Dirrty before it was called twerking.”
— Ain't No Other Fan's Liberation (@AintNoOtherFan) May 15, 2014
funny how christina aguilera literally invented twerking with the dirrty music video
— shae (@happycapx) September 30, 2016
Christina Aguilera invented twerking
— Taylor Dotterweich (@taydotterweich) February 22, 2014
Again, we’re pretty sure she didn’t “invent” it.
— INSIDER (@thisisinsider) May 16, 2018
I think we can all agree twerking is a better name…
It was called the slutdrop back in 2002 pic.twitter.com/Nh8JKxYrjL
— NATALIE AGUILERA (@HailXtina) May 16, 2018