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Jay-Z's Miley Cyrus Twerking Shout-Out On 'Somewhereinamerica' Offers Amused Take From Rapper

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Call it pop culture commentary, call it tit-for-tat. However you see it, Jay-Z is using his new album to return the shout-out Miley Cyrus gave him on "Party in the U.S.A." More specifically, he's referencing the young singer's famed twerking.

Jay seems a bit amused by Cryus' pastime, closing out the slick-sounding "Somewhereinamerica" (yes, one word) with these lyrics:

"When I was talking Instagram / Last thing you wanted was your picture snapped / Feds still lurking / They see I'm still putting work in / Cause somewhere in America / Miley Cyrus is still twerkin', HA! / Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk / Twerk, Miley, Miley, twerk / Twerk, Twerk, Miley, Miley, Miley, twerk / Twerk, yeah, ugh-huh / Twerk, Miley, Miley, Miley / Only in America."

The rapper drops in some not-too-subtle laughter throughout the verse, leaving it up to us to discern, rather easily, his views on Cyrus' treatment of the dance craze -- a movement that originated in hip-hop culture.

As of 2009, when "Party in the U.S.A" first claimed that a "Jay-Z song" was what led to Cyrus' need to dance, the singer admitted she had, in fact, never actually heard one of the rapper's songs. If that hasn't already changed, we're pretty confident it will now. Thanks, "Magna Carta Holy Grail."

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