Earlier this morning, Juicy J left the internet buzzing with reports that he was giving out a $50,000 scholarship to any aspiring woman who can prove to “twerk” the best. Juicy sent out a tweet early this morning claiming that he was planning on donating a scholarship to the “best chick who can twerk.” Although, no other details were given regarding the scholarship , the tweet was picked up by various media outlets and began to trend on Twitter.
According to a source at Juicy J’s label, Columbia Records, it can be confirmed that the rapper’s scholarship is in the works. No plans or details have been given at the time regarding the nature of the scholarship but plans will be finalized for it in the near future.
In recent months, “twerking,” a sexualized dance craze popularized by exotic dancers, has enjoyed a renewed surge in popularity thanks to internet videos and the adoption of the dance by mainstream celebrities like Miley Cyrus. A few months back, Cyrus appeared on stage at Juicy J at a concert where she performed the dance to Juicy’s music.
Since Juicy’s announcement, the tweet has been subsequently taken down but a screenshot of the original tweet can be found below. We will keep you informed of any developments in the story.