Big Freedia To Set Guinness World Record With Planet’s Biggest Twerk Party

Big Freedia, the grand dame of bootyshaking, is looking to make history with the world’s biggest twerk off on September 25 in New York’s Herald Square.

Want to be a part of twerk history? Get to Sixth Avenue and 34th Street by noon on September 25, when Freedia will perform her fan favorite “Excuse” and then get the masses shakin’ it for a full two minutes. (We suggest warming up with “Work Bitch” first at home.) The Guinness folks will be on hand to document this epic achievement, and then Freedia will perform “Duffy” off her upcoming big freedia twerkEP Queen of Bounce to close out the event.

Related: Big Freedia Gives Perez Hilton A Master Class In Twerking 

America has caught twerk fever this year, but the Queen of Bounce has been at it for decades as part of the New Orleans Bounce scene for decades. She had some not-too-nice words about Miley Cyrus’ twerkpocalyptic booty shake at the recents VMAs:

For one thing, we have a dance in bounce music called “exercising” where you just open your legs and shake your butt a little bit from side to side. It was that part she did in front of Robin Thicke, but she still didn’t even get that right because she didn’t have any butt control. She needs more practice.

You don’t want to be called out by Big Freedia, so start practicing now.


Catch Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce on Fuse.


Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.