Did Juicy J really offer a $50,000 scholarship to the best twerker? The producer and rapper announced the contest on his Twitter page Thursday, but the tweet in question has since been deleted. "im giving out a 50k scholarships to the best chick that can twerk," the original tweet read.
Of course, this twerking scholarship offer may all have been a publicity stunt for Juicy J's new record. His album Stay Trippy comes out next week, and the record apparently features a song called "Scholarship" featuring A$AP Rocky.
"The new song Imma release is not a stripper song, weed song or a trap song it's a educational song but still rachet" Juicy J tweeted on Tuesday.
Indeed, Juicy J looks to be going all out to promote his solo album. The producer also released a stripper-themed video game that allows fans to unlock Stay Trippy before its release. Players must fling money at virtual ladies on poles to keep them from hitting the ground.
This supposed Juicy J twerking scholarship is just the latest way the hip-hop dance craze is making news. In June, Miley Cyrus attended the rapper's show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles when Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa reportedly pushed her onto the stage. The "We Can't Stop" singer then showed off her twerking skills to the crowd.
You can check out a video of this moment below.
Rose, for her part, has gotten involved in the twerking craze as well. She posted an Instagram video of herself doing the dance move the night before her wedding to Khalifa.
More recently, One Direction member Harry Styles created a frenzy on Twitter when he twerked during the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month. Later in the show, hosts Darren Criss and Lucy Hale tried to get the audience to set a world record for the largest twerk.
Watch video of the giant twerking party below.
But twerking is not all just fun and games. One man reportedly got so mad at his teenaged daughters for creating a twerking video that he allegedly whipped them with a cable. Meanwhile, a group of students at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego were suspended earlier this year after filming a clip of their own and posted it on YouTube.