While "twerking" has been around for about two decades, it gyrated its way into the mainstream lexicon only in the past year. And just two weeks ago, Miley Cyrus' controversial VMA performance prompted the venerated Oxford Dictionary to recognize the term with the following definition: "Twerk, v.: dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."
Since we're pretty sure we've seen that before, here is evidence that Miley's moves are nothing new.
Jennifer Lopez, 2001
Britney Spears, 2000
Christina Aguilera, 2002
Janet Jackson, 1995
Jennifer Lopez, 1999
Britney Spears, 2003
Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas In "Save The Last Dance," 2001
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