More than 350 people twerked their way into the history books on Wednesday (September 25), as they set a new Guinness World Record for the most people twerking simultaneously for two consecutive minutes.
The event was held in New York City and was organized by U.S. music channel Fuse and New Orleans musician Big Freedia.
After 120 seconds Guinness adjudicator Charlie Weisman officially took twerking to a new level.
"One could certainly say this attempt had its ups and downs," joked Weisman before revealing the news.
"In order to set the record at least 250 participants needed to twerk simultaneously using proper technique. Today, I am happy to announce a new Guinness World Record title with a total of 358 participants. Congratulations to Big Freedia and all the supporters here today," Weisman announced to the crowd.
Twerking, which has been defined by Oxford dictionary as a "dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance" first started in the 90's in the Southern part of the U.S. The dance recently became popular again when Miley Cyrus posted a video online of herself twerking.
Big Freedia thanked Cyrus for the buzz before she declared herself as the queen: "The ambassador of twerking is here to take over the throne."
During the event participants explained some of the key requirements of twerking.
"I'm not the best twerker. But I feel like you really just have to let it go. Like, just let your ass just really flap around and let it all hang out there. It's just like my necklace says, it's just ass everywhere, you got to own it," said Serene Bacigalupi.
"You got to detach a little bit. People want to be connected all throughout. But you got to like detach. Pretend that your ass is just one separate being," said Jillian Ternosky.
Presented by Adam Justice