The Grammys, 2018 was a night of highly charged performances and emotional moments. The social media continue buzzing with all that went down, many online are glad and are celebrating the night’s representation, especially the stunning performance from Rihanna.
Rihanna burst the stage on Sunday night to perform “Wild Thoughts” with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller. The Grammys moment had many praising the makeup mogul for her meme-worthy moves, but as some have pointed out, Rihanna’s performance included a popular dance from South Africa called the Gwara Gwara.
According to The South African publication, the Gwara Gwara reached peak popularity in the country last year and thanks to DJ Bongz (he even posted a video afterward tagging RiRi). Some on social media have incorrectly identified the move as the stanky leg, but users have been quick to correct them and point out the dance’s proper origin.
Social media celebrated Rihanna’s inclusion of the Gwara Gwara in her performance, claiming it as a “victory for Zimbabwe” and tweeting that “South Africa is also influencing world pop culture.” One account even shared a video that will teach you how to do the Gwara Gwara, although as this user found out, there’s no guarantee your moves will match Rihanna’s.
Rihanna won her ninth Grammy Award for her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on the song ‘Loyalty’.