Big Freedia's Guinness World Record Twerk-A-Thon Explained (NSFW)

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All photos: Laura June Kirsch
Twerking. In the future, it will be used as currency. It will be a tool used to combat world hunger. Twerking will be used to broker peace deals. It will end poverty. In these early days of Twerk Mania, it's hard to understand what it will become, especially given very few of us understand it. That's because, to the uninitiated, the chatter surrounding Twerking only recently got loud enough for them to hear, and much of that chatter has been ill-informed.

See also: Big Freedia Will Attempt to Set a Guinness Record for Twerking in Herald Square Today

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Big Freedia Will Attempt to Set a Guinness Record for Twerking in Herald Square Today

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Laura June Kirsch
If you happen to be walking past Herald Square around noon today, and you see hundreds of people doubled over, butts jutting: Stay calm. It's just Big Freedia and her army of twerkers. As a promotion for her upcoming reality show on Fuse TV, the New Orleans Bounce musician Big Freedia is holding a twerk-a-thon by Madison Square Garden. The Guinness Book of World Records will be there too. This is real.

See also: Big Freedia at the Brooklyn Bowl (NSFW)

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2010: The Year In Music Photos

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The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon show at Bushwick's Shea Stadium, right around the time the Blastoids' drummer poured paint on his kit and started splattering away.

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Gucci Mane, DMC, Andrew W.K., Cool Kids, Big Freedia, Tim Harrington, And Doug E. Fresh Played The Last Jelly Pool Party, Possibly Ever

And so it ends, the fifth and most calamitous season of Jelly Pool Parties, with a finale abruptly canceled and grudgingly reinstated, in the end overloaded with a semi-secret parade of random-ass rappers, semi-secretly headlined by your friend and mine Gucci Mane. Never has the line "I don't wear tight jeans like the white boys/But I do get wasted like the white boys" had so much resonance.

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Hoodstock Takes Bed-Stuy with Big Freedia and Ninjasonik, Leaves People Bruised Like Crack Whores

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All photos by Rebecca Smeyne

Whatever you did this weekend probably wasn't as bezerk as the Bed-Stuy version of Hoodstock, an Oakland party exported to Willoughby Avenue on Saturday that brought New Orleans sissy bounce star Big Freedia to Brooklyn. Big Freedia and his airborne-booty dancers were the de facto headliners, but the usual Bikes in the Kitchen all-stars were also in the house (Ninjasonik, Japanther, Cerebral Ballzy). Ninjasonik used Sunday to ReTweet a flurry of misspelled praise ("long time since been 2 proper undrgrnd show, left soakin wet w/ legs bruised up like a crak whore frm da pit" wrote @SaintElasticat) and our photographer Rebecca Smeyne, who's basically seen the Japanther boys more times than their own parents, also couldn't stop e-raving about the party either. Even Matt and Kim testified: "If you were not at hoodstock tonight you missed out and I am sorry. It was an amazing show!" Sure looks like it. Full gallery here, selected photos below.

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