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Nothing Screams Confidence Like Lizzo Shaking Her Bare Butt Mid Basketball Game

Bringing in the 'Juice' at a red hot 'Tempo'.

We all know Lizzo radiates confidence and doesn’t give a flying crap what people think of her. Well she’s somehow managed to take confidence to the next level after she unashamedly twerked her way onto the jumbotron mid-basketball game.

During the Lakers-Timberwolves match, Lizzo was sitting in the front row and enjoying herself. When the camera decided to give her the spotlight, she grabbed it with her hands and didn’t let go, busting out some moves and twerking her thong-clad butt to the camera.

Unsurprisingly, Lizzo’s display of bare-arse twerking caused a bunch of folks on the internets to clutch at their pearl necklaces and claiming how inappropriate it was for her to display such a risque outfit (she was wearing fishnets and an oversized black T-shirt dress that had a large cutout in the back that exposed her thong) in a family-friendly environment, while others decided to go down the body-shaming route.

To the body-shamers, well we won’t talk about them because they don’t deserve the attention and Lizzo embracing her physique is the kind of positive energy we need these days.

Speaking of badarse women in music…

As for the pearl clutchers who have their underwear in a knot over Lizzo’s underwear, it seems awfully convenient they they whinge about her and forget the scantily-clad cheerleaders we see at every basketball game.

And that’s not even mentioning other risque outfits celebs have worn to basketball games, such as Nicki Minaj’s leather bondage outfit to a 2018 Lakers game or Rihanna’s no bra, see-through shirt ensemble at a 2014 Raptors game. Don’t really remember any discourse over that and yet people are having a whinge at Lizzo for doing the same thing.

Rather than be one of those people complaining over Lizzo showing her arse at a Lakers game, we should channel some of her confidence instead. Life would be so much more fun if everyone could openly thirst over Karl-Anthony Towns during an interview, which is exactly what Lizzo did.

Lizzo knows who she is and if we’re brutally honest here, her twerking display is a genius marketing move because all the buzz she generated with her bare arse coincided with the release of her new ‘Good As Hell’ music video.

She knows what she’s doing.

Don’t ever stop twerking or being unashamedly you, Lizzo. Can’t wait when she brings that fierce confidence to Australia for her Red Room (which you can win invites for right here).

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Never Forget: The Pussycat Dolls Were Originally A Burlesque Group

What a hell of an origin story.

The 2000s saw the rise of a number of hugely-popular pop groups, but none hit the heights in such unique fashion as The Pussycat Dolls. Despite having six members, the group quickly became better known as “Nicole Scherzinger and friends” due to the increased emphasis on Nicole over the others and the group as we know them eventually split in 2010 after a heap of bad blood spilled out.

But with the group now officially reuniting for a tour, now’s the time to take a look back at the Pussycat Dolls’ history and what better way to do that than to go all the way back to when the group were *checks notes* a burlesque troupe.

Speaking of pop music…

Choreographer Robin Antin began the Pussycat Dolls as a burlesque troupe way back in 1995 and initially made a name for themselves by performing popular 1950s and 60s tunes while dressed in lingerie or old pin-up costumes.

This eventually resulted in a residency at a Los Angeles nightclub from 1995 to 2001. During this period, the Pussycat Dolls roster was constantly changing as guest vocalists and dancers came and went, many of whom were or went on to become big stars in their own right.

In fact, one of the earliest names to join the group was none other than Christina Applegate, who Antin said was a surprisingly great singer and dancer.

As the buzz over the Pussycat Dolls increased, so did the celebrity level of its members. Some of the many high-profile names to join the group for their sexy burlesque shows included Charlize Theron, Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Kelly Osbourne, P!nk, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Carmen Electra, who was the group’s lead performer for a stint.

2003 turned out to be a turning point for the Pussycat Dolls as they were getting some serious press and exposure courtesy of magazine appearances, TV specials, ad campaigns and even a cameo in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.

Big-name music producers Jimmy Iovine and Ron Fair soon became involved with the group and the pair, along with Antin, decided to have the Pussycat Dolls pivot from popular burleqsue act to a full-blown pop group.

Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt were among the few original burlesque troupe members who remained in the group after the big flex. Once Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton and Kaya Jones were added following an audition process, the Pussycat Dolls as we know them now were born.

While the pop group went on to do crazy things, the burlesque arm of the Pussycat Dolls is still kicking along with Antin staging a number of revue performances around the world.

Seeing as how the pop group have reunited, perhaps now’s the time to re-introduce a bit of burlesque into their act. Seriously, there’s no better way to usher in a new era of the Pussycat Dolls than to honour the group’s original burlesque roots.

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