We’ll be up front with you: we’re not sure what the word means either. But sometime around the time of her Coachella performance, Katy Perry posted a one-word tweet proclaiming simply that: “Twerk.” According to Urban Dictionary, the term can mean anything from dancing to “watching someone else make nachos” so we’ll refrain from guessing. However it’s possible that she’s added a new word – or perhaps a new meaning for an existing slang term that’s never crossed our desks – to the lexicon.
Ruling out the possibility that it may have been a typo, when Katy was asked by someone if the Twitter account was really her (it’s her – the account is verified), Katy responded “I think so? But… After twerking so much @ coachella who knows.”By all accounts the Coachella festival (named after the middle of nowhere town in inland Southern California in which the annual event takes place) was a success this year despite the fact that a few of the scheduled acts couldn’t make it there due to planes being grounded all across Europe after last week’s volcanoes (we almost typed “earthquakes” out of muscle memory, after the sheer number of those so far in 2010).
So someone please remind us to ask Katy Perry what on earth “twerk” means (we doubt she’ll be shy in telling us) the next time interview cycle comes around. But in the mean time, if you want to way back into the archives, here’s our first interview with Katy Perry from back before her debut album was even released.
Source: Beat Week