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Kamala Harris shows off her moves at White House party to celebrate 50th anniversary of hip-hop – only for som – Daily Mail
September 10, 2023
By Fiona Connor, Senior Reporter For Dailmail.Com
06:01 10 Sep 2023, updated 07:21 10 Sep 2023
Kamala Harris showed off her moves while celebrating 50 years of hip hop
The event was being held at the White House where she was filmed dancing
Anthony Brian posted a clip of her bopping to Q-Tip’s 1999 hit Vivrant Thing
He called her out for having ‘granny moves’, but others leapt to her defense
Kamala Harris has been spotted showing off her moves at a White House party to celebrate 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
But the 58 year-old vice president’s dancing has proved as divisive as her time in office, with some critics likening her moves to those of a granny, while others hailed them.
Political commentator Anthony Brian Logan called out Harris in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, to mock how she looked while grooving to Q-Tip’s 1999 hit Vivrant Thing.
‘Kamala Harris with the granny moves at her 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop party,’ on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The post triggered an onslaught of comments that weren’t particularly kind, with some making jokes their eyes were in pain.
‘My eyes. MY EYES!’ one person said.
‘Please Lord grant me back my eyesight,’ another teased.
‘Wow!!!! My kid has better moves than this!’ someone else wrote.
But there were some who were happy to praise her, leaping to her defense and calling out people’s ‘obsession with her.
‘She got moves,’ one of her fans said said.
‘The obsession with her should be study as a new sickness. She dances better than any VP in American history. Easily,’ another claimed.
‘She’s dancing the same as the guys next to her! WTF!? Maybe you all should check out Trump’s cringe worthy dance moves!’ another stated.
‘She did great…….TF people talking about??’ said one more.
Harris on Saturday hosted a celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with appearances by some of the music genre’s pioneers and stars.
Common, Jeezy, MC Lyte and Roxanne Shante were among the hip-hop artists invited to join Harris for the party at the vice presidential residence.
Hip-hop’s 50th birthday has inspired a host of anniversary events this year.
Many trace the genre’s creation to an Aug. 11, 1973, back-to-school party where 18-year-old Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, deejayed at a Bronx apartment building in New York City.
Harris said hip-hop is ‘the ultimate American art form’ that ‘shapes every aspect of America’s popular culture’.
‘Hip-hop culture is American culture,’ she told the crowd.
Hip-hop has grown into a global artform, becoming one of the world’s most influential cultural forces, an integral part of social and racial justice movements and a multibillion-dollar industry built on generations of rapping, emceeing, deejaying, breaking and graffiti.
Harris noted that Public Enemy rapper Chuck D has described rap as ‘Black America’s CNN.’
‘It has always channeled the voices of the people. It tells the stories that don’t make the news,’ she said before joining her husband, Doug Emhoff, to watch musicians’ performances.
Saturday’s celebration was a collaboration with Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective and Live Nation Urban.