• shannie4888

    A twerking group in Kpop? I never thought I’d see the day……..

    • Josh Chinnery

      Oh honey, I wish I never saw the day. But with Miley having errbody thinking that they can twerk (which is a lie straight from the devil >_>), it was only a matter of time.

      • Nekochan

        Same here. It was only a certain amount of time until a girl group (or a guy group, but that would be pretty funny to see) started doing it. But if twerking is your only concept it’s not going to go very well for you.

        • Josh Chinnery

          I can see Jo Kwonce Knowles and his posse doing it as a joke, but I don’t know about any other boy group that would do it. We’ll see XD

      • shannie4888

        Everybody’s talking about Miley twerking and I’ve never seen it. I haven’t seen her video, but she kicked this twerking phenomenon into mainstream media…..I’m really out of the loop, but maybe that’s a good thing…..

        • Josh Chinnery

          Don’t even bother watching it, because she sucks so bad XD

  • OfficialKARALover

    hays…Another company ruining Kpop Industry ..like how they Flooded Girl group since 2009..
    its like ..quantity over quality now…

  • http://faboomama.com Anika Malone

    More cultural appropriation from Koreans!? This is my shocked face. -_-. What they think is black music, doing it wrong and embarrassing to watch. TRIFECTA! That was laughably horrendous. I’m going to hope they’ll be laughed out of town.

  • Dhruv Angrup

    the first time i saw twerking was in diplo’s express yourself and i loved it coz it fits the song very well..but now they are just over-doing it thnx to people like miley cyrus and now wassup which is probably one of the laziest name one could think for an idol group…

  • mickie

    sigh.. i didn’t come into kpop for this!
    I love the KPOP dances! the synchronize dances by the groups showing awesome moves and even the cutsie dances by the girl groups sometimes!
    NOT twerking!

    • mickie

      just saw their performance… it wasn’ twerking… it was just booty shaking..
      with a really short dress

  • Sun_&_Raine

    Now before I start, I would like to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with twerking. Twerking is just a dance, not a slut-shaming stamp. When I first say Min’s twerking video I was actually impressed, I thought it was pretty cool that she wanted try out twerking and she was actually doing a pretty decent job. If girl groups like 2NE1, 4Minute, or Miss A (just to name a few) suddenly came out and said that they were going to add twerking to the choreography for their new single, I wouldn’t have a problem with it because it’d be a one-time thing (groups don’t exactly recycle their choreography). The problem that I have with Wassup, is that they took twerking to be their whole concept. Twerking is a fad. Fads don’t last long. Although twerking may last for while in the black community, I doubt that it’s going to last through mainstream America. Which means it definitely won’t last in Korea. Another thing, what exactly does Wassup have to offer besides twerking? Usually when groups upload their training videos, you’ll see them doing choreography, singing, or rapping. All Wassup has shown us are really sub-par (I’m being nice on this one) twerking videos that were kind of awkward to watch. They recently uploaded a video of Nada (one of the members of Wassup) rapping, and to be honest I wasn’t all that impressed. Her rapping wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t all that great either. I feel sorry for Wassup: Three years of training and the best thing their company can up with for their concept was twerking?!

    • ok

      twerking’s “lasted” in the black community for decades, that’s not a fad… people been saying “twerk” in songs for at least 20 years.

      • Sun_&_Raine

        I think I should clarify what I meant. I know twerking has been in the black community for decades. When I said that it was a fad, I meant that it was fad to mainstream American entertainment. Which probably started when Miley Cyrus started twerking, then suddenly twerking became so popular. Like after Miley, everyone thought they could twerk.

        • michael_13

          well actually i agree with you twerking does exist in black community not only decades but during acient times…. try to watch tribes in africa they do the twerking but actually its a tribal dance but modern days they call it twerking.so i think wassup just did the twerking stuff to the attention. but no offense their voices and the dance are like cheer leaders who needed some pom poms

      • AnonymousLyfe

        I live in Texas (and yes I’m Black) and it used to be called “ticking.”

    • Nate Broadus

      So what are you saying? As far as rapping talent the girl’s got “nada?”

      F*ck me, where has this group been all my life?

      I wonder if you can overdose on puns?

      • Josh Chinnery

        You killed me dead with that one XD

  • ok

    but the fact that they have no rhythm…

    • whispersnoinyourear

      Is the reason that they will fail.

  • whispersnoinyourear

    Twerking as a concept is such a bad idea. First off black (specifically American fans) will not take this lightly as it is just biting off a dance they do. I mean twerking really has no significance. People will bring in African Fertility dance, dances from the island as inspiration, but twerking itself has evolved into something else. Few in the black community will even make that connection. However that does not make it okay for black folks to get looked down upon for doing it (it’s ratchet/ghetto/tasteless), yet white girls can twerk with little skill, and get praise for it, and act like it’s cool…Miley Cyrus. So you take this and add this to K Pop which already has such a major issue with Black Culture and its use of it. Plus outside of black people, there are the people who have been looking down on this and calling it trash (rolls eyes). I visited several different threads that have just went in on twerking.
    This is not looking well on the International front.
    Why would they even bother? Girls get slut shamed for various nonsensical things in K pop, why do a dance that is intentionally sexual and provocative in an environment that is very conservative (or at least prides itself on that)?
    Overall this is a mess, and I don’t understand why they even tried/trying. Why is it when it comes to Hip hop, K pop just can’t get it together. All you got to do is rap; you don’t need to be a thug, or twerk, or have some struggle to do all this mess. Just rap, tell your story, any story! There are plenty of people in mainstream hiphop that are not stereotypes (especially in the beginning), so why hasn’t K Pop figured this out yet?

    • Josh Chinnery

      “However that does not make it okay for black folks to get looked down upon for doing it (it’s ratchet/ghetto/tasteless), yet white girls can twerk with little skill, and get praise for it, and act like it’s cool…Miley Cyrus.”

      http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/3897775/damn-gif-o.gif <- This is my face right now XD You threw a chick under the bus real quick right there!!

      *ahem* As a black person (I don't like the term African American, because I was born here in the great U S of A, plus my parents are from the Caribbean XD), I do not find this offensive because twerking is a "black" dance. I find it offensive, because they're doing it badly. Like seriously, if they were actually good (and had some actual booty to shake -_-), then I wouldn't give two cares; good twerking is good twerking (just like good music is good music, which is the only way they're going to actually survive). I hope their music is on another level, because Lord knows Korea is not having this hot mess of a group anywhere they can be seen if that music doesn't speak volumes XD

      • Brandon Francis

        AMEN

      • AnonymousLyfe

        Preach!

      • Danielle Helena Marie

        Thank you… I can not STAND the term African American. I’m black. If you want to be specific I’m North American of African Ancestry… or Black American but I just prefer black.

        Anyway, I think twerkin’ is trash no matter who does it. Even if twerkin’ evolved from African dance that is definitely NOT what is trying to be represented in this day and age. Twerkin’ came on the rise from strippers and hood chics period. In the late 90s early 2000s we called it “making it clap” meaning the ladies @ss was so large you wanted to see both cheeks clap (yes, lots of ladies can do this). They better the ‘clappin’/twerkin’ the more dollars she would get. Just check any uncle luke video. Maybe it’s cute at 20. It should be dead by 30.

        People fail with representing hip hop when they fail to do actual research. By research I mean meeting actual black people on both sides of hip hop (true/underground and commercial hip hop/pop) in order to have a better understanding of what they are doing. I mean I know nothing about Korean culture unless its from Kpop or a Kdrama. Imagine how clueless I would look if I ran around screaming oppa, expecting some guy to drag me by my wrist…

  • silentmoon

    I don’t have a problem with twerking and I don’t have a problem with twerking in kpop, however I really dislike this group basically because those videos are just ridiculous. Can you honestly see their faces in those practice videos? No, you just see their asses all the time. Its not like they are showing off their dance moves like Min, they are literally just filming their asses shaking. Does their company seriously believe that’s the best way to promote them? There’s even a third video of a girl upside down twerking against the wall…

    • Sylarah

      You really hit the nail on the head. The videos are all ass, no face, talent or personality. I found the videos tasteless and, quite frankly, insulting to the girls.

      • michael_13

        YEAH…… LIKE SLUTS….

  • Brandon Francis

    This cultural appropriation is sickening, as if the would make people acknowledge you as a “hip-hop” group! PHFFFFT-Laughable

  • Sarai Christina

    I’m ok with twerking as long as its done right. When I saw Min’s video, I thought it was pretty good. When I see a hot mess like this, I cringe. They have no rhythm and it looks just sad. I think its really silly to make twerking a concept. I hope they have something else to bring to the table.

    • Josh Chinnery

      Min was getting it in that video (which makes me wonder where the mother lover JYP is? If his artists are resorting to twerking to stay relevant, then we have a problem -_-), but this… girls, please just stop.

    • Torvaltz

      I’m not even black and I was just thinking “what are they doing” the whole video

  • Nate Broadus

    This should have been a guy group. Then one of the members should have taken the nom de guerre “Playa.” That way I could be all, “Wassup, Playa.” All I’m getting out of this is amusement.

    A group named Wassup wants to make a career out of popping their butts?

    … Shit, I can’t even insult them. If they sell even one record doing that I’ll have to reevaluate my life. Maybe finally debut my boy group Yobabygirlwashappenin.

    • Josh Chinnery

      If they can get a mini album to chart (no matter how low down it charts), then I will give it to them. But they need to work on that twerking, because good Lord, it’s so bad XD

    • J2201987

      요베이비걸와스해펜닌? LOL I just had to see what that looked like in Korean letters…

      • Nate Broadus

        If that is the Korean form of Yobabygirlwashappenin, I’ll send you a free “YBGWH” t-shirt and hat after the debut.

  • K. Pharaoh

    They wanna twerk? Fuck it. Fine. I agree that it is a bad idea for a concept. Twerking, like all trends, will eventually pass. And then what becomes of Wassup? They will not be what’s up anymore. There are other ways to spread hip hope to the world. My issue is that if you gonna twerk, do it RIGHT. Like, there has to be some booty involved. Don’t be debuting with these pancakes in front of a camera. If you’re gonna twerk, don’t half ass, (no pun intended) do it like a pro.

    • Josh Chinnery

      Most of the girls in this group don’t even have a booty to twerk with, so I can see this crashing and burning so hard

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonwabile.antonie Sonwabile Sony Antonie

    Why dont they take a page out of Yoon Mirae/Tasha? She is the best female rapper in Korea and she doesnt twerk. She lets her talent do the talking and look how far she has come. And she is bi-racial to boot. So these girls are just setting themselves up for failure, I have seen twerking and if its not done right, not even the horniest of men will find it attractive.

    • Danielle Helena Marie

      Because then you’d have to understand the difference between hip hop and being an actual emcee and rapping. You would probably at least need to know a basic breakdown of what the four elements of hip hop are: emcee-ing, dj-ing, graffiti art, and breakin’ (which spanned out to include popping, locking, party dancing, boogaloo etc).

      If they knew even a small portion of the history then they could pick which portion of hip hop actually suited them. But to be honest tons of american blacks and latino’s don’t even know the basic elements of hip hop so…. we get mainstream hip pop. *shrug* I digress… my bad.

  • dianakyu

    This will be one of this things that you either hate or love. I just hope twerking is just a concept for their debut and that they won’t twerk in like every song they promote because people get bored easily

  • NalaS

    They should have named themselves ‘TWERK’ instead of ‘WASSUP’ if their whole concept is going to be twerking. Seriously though, what has me wondering is that how the conservative Korean citizens and netizens will take twerking. I feel that Wassup will be showered with criticisms from them on their debut. I also agree with many of you here. Twerking isn’t the only way they could spread hip-hop. Go for hip-hop dancing or rap.

  • NerdSwag

    There is nothing wrong with twerking. There is something wrong with the fact that they think they’re able to solidify themselves as a hip hop group by just twerking (awkwardly, at that).

  • Josh Chinnery

    Oh Lawd, this group is going to crash and burn so hard, it’s not even funny. First off, who thought making twerking a concept in a country that think’s that showing too much skin a girls a hoe was a good idea? Second, who has been training this girls? That twerking was just plain *bad*!!! I want to feel so badly for these girls, but I honestly can’t; you can’t butcher something like this and think you can get away with it >_>

    • Sylarah

      I just got done watching their debut “performance” on Show Champion… and quite frankly, they HAVE to crash and burn for me to maintain any kind of faith in pop music (and humanity, really). Everything is just 100% undiluted badness (and not as in bad meaning good, you know?).

      • Josh Chinnery

        The beat is salvageable, but dem vocals and dat dancing… They pulled a damn CL (who is K-Pop’s other contender for ratchetdom) and screamed all their lines. They were also so wooden (which you could have deduced from those terrible teasers) and out of sync with each other. If these chicks chart with that horrid song and terrible dancing, then I don’t even know XD

        • Sylarah

          It’s been hours since I watched it, and I’m still kinda shell shocked from how bad it was. I really don’t know what the worst part of it is. I though the twerking was gonna be a big issue, but quite frankly, the dreadful singing, the awkward dancing and the complete lack of stage presence really bothered me more than the twerking (and I’m really no twerking aficionado anyways).

          Also, they had the combined charisma of a wooden door frame.

          • Josh Chinnery

            While it didn’t bother me as much as I expecting (and hoping) it would, it was still pretty bad. I watched it in little chunks with me and my best friend ripping it apart (she was on the phone with me, and could hear it through the speaker). There was little to no twerking (which honestly didn’t surprise me), but after watching that, I kind of wish there was. If this is the future of K-Pop, then idk how much longer I can take it >_<

      • http://www.facebook.com/sonwabile.antonie Sonwabile Sony Antonie

        lol what? you must be a real optimist to still have faith in pop music. That should have died when N’sync disbanded(if you were around that time)

        • Sylarah

          Admittedly, ignoring the piece of sh*t that is Chris Brown (and his “music”) takes practice and a certain amount of skill, but ignoring him, Flo Rida and will.i.am gets easier over time. I just avoid mainstream western pop charts, which is pretty simple these days as both radio and tv stations are too busy playing commercials and reality shows about pregnant teenagers to actually play any music.

          It’s easy to keep the faith in pop music when you stick to oldschool pop (Why hello there, 80′s marathons!) and Kpop =)

    • Torvaltz

      I hope and I PRAY (I literally mean PRAY) that YG doesn’t pull a Wassup and starts twerking!!!! They’re like the only entertainment company in Kpop that I have respect for!!! I laughed my ass off when I first heard about Wassup after I snapped out of my disbelief that a KPOP group actually brought twerking. You were spot on about the fact how this probably won’t sit well with the Korean public on how female idols can do the littlest things and be called sluts. Imagine how they react to twerking… 0.0

      • Josh Chinnery

        I lost any respect I had for YG when he willingly let that hot mess of a music video that was CL’s the Baddest Female see the light of day; dude should have seen the huge shit storm coming from a mile away >_>

        *ahem* Twerking doesn’t have that positive an image in the States (most people think of it as one big joke, especially as Miley Cyrus’s little videos started circulating), so idk why Sony Korea and Mafia Records (whoever the heck that is XD) thought that this was going to be a good idea. It just stinks of stupidity and bad planning.

        • Torvaltz

          I think that you, me and everyone else on here is NOT gonna be surprised when no one takes this group seriously, in Korea AND in the States (probably more in the States though) and even though I love YG Entertainment, I have to agree with you on the music video

  • ShineeWorld52911

    Twerking is overrated. Can no one be original nowadays? Stop getting your ideas from French Montana and Juicy J and be original. You’re a new group so bring something new to the table

  • Nekochan

    They can twerk as much as they please, but if tweaking is their only concept then it’s not going to go well. You can only rely on a dance fad for so long.

  • Jenny

    Their attempts at twerking are atrociously bad & I’m annoyed they used Miley Cyrus of all people as their goto example in some interview but Nada is so gloriously thick that I still want to see her do well. Not just for my own less than stellar priorities reasons but because I think it’d be great for young Korean girls to see someone in the media who isn’t slim & pale for once, especially the girls who also aren’t slim and/or pale. (Nada’s name is gonna take some getting used to tho, considering what it means in Spanish lol.)

  • esmatrez

    As a lot of people have stated before me, my problem is also not with the twerking itself. It’s the fact that they are doing this over the top and hypersexualized concept just to get attention and seem “hip hop”. They article didn’t even show the worst teaser which is them twerking upside down in front of a mirror. I think the worst part is that they have 3 members who are underage. So now it’s okay to have 16 year olds shaking their butt at the camera?
    They just released their song and debuted on a music program and they’re really not that good vocally or dance wise. And their actually choreography included very little twerking. Which solidifies my idea that this whole thing is just to get attention.

    • Sylarah

      I think I just threw up a little when I read “they have 3 members who are underage.”

      Seriously? They have that many young members and the company stuck with that kind of hypersexualized concept? Christ…

  • J2201987

    Oh lord, another (mis)appropriation of an embarrasing part of American Black culture. SMH…

  • jay-nics

    I feel so annoyed with people saying “oh if so and so were to twerk it would be phenomenal”. The thing is….. It won’t and it never will be. Don’t get me wrong I love to twerk myself. But in the privacy of my own home…when nobody is watching me. There is nothing tasteful and classy about twerking. I feel like twerking is only good for parties or dance clubs when you’re around a group of friends. NOT as a tool to show off your talent to the world.

    Has anyone seen K- Town and roll models on YouTube??? Yeah I feel like the girls from those shows resembles wassup (but less trashy) they aren’t sexy in the video. The ultra dark rapper is not very appealing when she is growling at the camera and purple gum drop isn’t even twerking she’s bouncing around with her ass popped and locked. I will say that the girl have potential in the dance department when they released that dance hall video but they really need to improve on their vocals or find a better editing team cause their voices live and in the audio are horrible

  • korenena

    Wassup = We put our ASS UP?

  • Danielle Helena Marie

    I don’t know… maybe I should take k pop more seriously? This video doesn’t seem so bad to me: http://youtu.be/IR7msqqC3JM. It seems like the marketing team jumped on the Miley news and had this group put a twerk video together. Technically it worked… we are talking about it. But as far as the two performances, they didn’t look that different than other idol groups (good bad or indifferent)… to me. Now what DOES crack me up is the fact that ol girl… I think its NaNa can suddenly be bronze (and rap about it) instead of pearly white. That kills me.

  • Strawberryicon

    looks like they’re trying wiggle out a turd in their twerk videos