Lizzo gives TED Talk on twerking: "Welcome to TED Twerk"

Headlines - Celebrity 06/08/2021

Lizzo has delivered her first TED Talk! Or should we say, TED Twerk..

The "Good as Hell" singer was a speaker at the TEDMonterey “The Case for Optimism” conference earlier this week, where she taught the audience about the history of twerking.

TED Talks have released a snippet of the talk on their Instagram, where she begins, in true Lizzo fashion, by saying:

“My ass has been the topic of conversation, my ass has been in magazines, Rihanna gave my ass a standing ovation! Yes, my booty. My least favorite part of my body. How did this happen? Twerking.”

“Through the movement of twerking I’ve discovered my ass is my greatest asset,” she continued. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to TED Twerk.”

According to an official synopsis from TED Talk, Lizzo talked about how twerking traces back to West African dancing, and discusses its importance in Black culture.

Although it's not out yet, her full TED Talk is set to be released this Spring.

We can't wait!