By Fiona Connor, Dailmail.Com’s Chief Reporter
06:01 10 September 2023, updated 07:21 10 September 2023
- Kamala Harris showed off her moves as she celebrated 50 years of hip-hop
- The event was held at the White House, where she was photographed dancing
- Anthony Bryan posted a clip of her dancing to his 1999 hit, Vivrant Thing
- He criticized her for making “granny moves,” but others came to her defense
Kamala Harris was spotted showing off her moves at a White House gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
But the 58-year-old vice president’s dancing has proven to be as divisive as her time in office, with some critics likening her moves to those of a grandmother, while others praised her.
Political commentator Anthony Brian Logan called out Harris in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, for mocking the way she looked while listening to Q-Tip’s 1999 song Vivrant Thing.
“Kamala Harris with Grandma Moves at 50th Anniversary Hip-Hop Concert” on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The post sparked an onslaught of comments that weren’t particularly kind, with some making jokes that made their eyes hurt.
‘My eyes. my eyes!’ said one person.
“Please Lord give me back my sight,” another quipped.
‘amazing!!!! My baby has better movements than these! someone else wrote.
But there were those who were happy to praise her, jumped to her defense and talked about people’s obsession with her.
“She’s got moves,” one of her fans said.
“It should be studied as a new disease.” She dances better than any vice president in American history. easily,” another claimed.
“She dances like the men next to her!” What is this bullshit!? Maybe you should all check out Trump’s disgusting dance moves! Another mentioned.
‘She did an amazing job…….people talking about her staff talking about her??’ said another one.
On Saturday, Harris hosted a celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with appearances from some of the genre’s pioneers and stars.
Common, Jeezy, MC Lyte and Roxanne Shante were among the hip-hop artists invited to join Harris at the party held at the vice president’s residence.
Hip-hop’s 50th birthday has inspired a host of anniversary events this year.
Many trace the creation of the genre to a back-to-school party on August 11, 1973, where 18-year-old Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, performed at a Bronx apartment building in New York City.
Harris said hip-hop is the “definitive American art form” that “shapes every aspect of American popular culture.”
“Hip-hop culture is American culture,” she told the audience.
Hip-hop has grown into a global art form, becoming one of the world’s most influential cultural forces, an integral part of social and racial justice movements and a multi-billion-dollar industry built on generations of rapping, emceeing, deejaying, breaking and graffiti.
Harris noted that Public Enemy rapper Chuck D described rap music as “the CNN of black America.”
She has always channeled people’s voices. “She tells the stories that don’t make the news,” she said before joining her husband, Doug Emhoff, to watch the musicians perform.
Saturday’s celebration was a collaboration with the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective and Live Nation Urban.
“This is a hip-hop family!” Emhoff said.
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