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Twerking, who's your momma now

Move over Miley Cyrus, Rihanna’s Pour it Up video that shows her aggressively twerking in her barely-there thongs has sent music fans in a tizzy.

entertainment Updated: Oct 05, 2013 19:39 IST
Medha Shri Dahiya

It’s a fast-paced world, that thing called Internet. Wasn’t it just yesterday that everybody was discussing Miley Cyrus gyrating? Oh, wait! Twerking. The former Disney star, you’d want to use the word ‘former’ after her VMA performance, showed the world that she is no more a kid.

Everyone discussed her in-your-face sexually titillating moves in a latex bikini. And let’s not forget the open letter by Sinead O’Connor, who Miley is known to adore. Oh! Then there is the latest topless photoshoot, where she is holding a can suggestively. But, maybe, that’s not hot anymore. Why, you ask? Well, because all those adjectives (raunchy, vulgar, sexy, hot, etc.) are now being used for Rihanna.

RiRi’s, Pour it Up video makes Miley look like a nun, say several Twitterverse. “Rihanna’s Pour it up video makes Miley Cyrus look like a nun (sic)”, writes @ThuleeBerry10h. The song itself isn’t new, it’s from her 2012 album, Unapologetic. And now she’s made sure that the video justifies that name. On Tuesday, the video of this song was officially launched, and shows RiRi sitting on a golden throne in a diamond-studded skimpy bikini, twerking aggressively in her barely there thongs, among other provocative moves. The song is touted as the next big thing on the club music scene. However, the industry itself doesn’t think they want to go the RiRi way. For instance, Katty Perry has been quoted saying, “I want to keep the attention on my music. I have confidence in my songs, that’s where I need most of the focus.”

Reactions on twitter
@RealChrisLandry4m: I wanna be the chair in that pour it up video soooo bad ... Damn
@nevrshoutnick2h: Rihanna is the queen. Miley take notes on how to twerk. #pouritup
@TysonWhiting5h: After watching Rihanna’s music video pour it up makes me wonder who’s more of a trainwreck/slut. Rihanna or Miley? Both?
@Em_McFierceson5h: That pour it up video was a epic fail.

Reactions on youtube
rwbennett589: So Miley Cyrus gets bashed forever and even releases her Wrecking Ball video and people say shit... but Rihanna gets a free pass? (sic)
Amph Diana: the worst song and the pornest video she ever made (sic)
dziubusssss: its not a music, its porn (sic)
Nina Ylitervo: I love the video as much as the song!! It's really freaking amazing