When I saw this video floating around the interwebs I saved it immediately. I keep watching it over and over. Why? Because I friggen love Afro-Pop dance, AND I am a rhythmless black girl. And as a rhythmless black girl, I appreciate dancing in a way that only a rhythmless black girl can.
However, I had one of my readers tell me she was disappointed that I would celebrate a white woman, and that based on this single post she’d be unfollowing. Which is interesting, because my blog is my business and as a black woman in business, it’s disappointing when Black folks are so quick to cast you aside if you share a difference in perspective.
I would say I’m fairly woke. Am I the captain of the woke squad? No. So if you follow this blog because you are looking for woke news 24-7 you are in the wrong space. If you think white people won’t creep up on here from time to time, you’re still in the wrong space.
I write about things that interest me, from pop culture, beauty, and fashion. My hope is that these things will interest you too, but from time to time I will share trending topics that may fall outside of what you expect. And we may not always see eye-to-eye, which is okay for me, and I hope it’s okay for you, too.
Now, according to her Instagram (access it HERE), the wife’s name is Katy and she is a London-based dancer.
Here’s what she had to say about the dance:
So we told everyone we weren’t going to do a first dance (as in choreo). Jeff told me he didn’t wana do it because he knew I wouldn’t be able to keep it a secret so last min he said let’s do one! We had like 3 reh in our front room …@Yemialade Jonny
Watch the video here (for the African dance skip to minute 1:30):
Is she another “basic Becky” being applauded for being basic, or is her sudden internet “fame,” deserved?