Remember This Video The Next Time Someone Calls It A Beyoncé Booty Shake…

These dance moves seem a little familiar? See where 'twerking' REALLY found its origins...

When Beyoncé stepped onto the music scene – a single lady, an independent woman and ready to run the world with her debut single Crazy In Love – we watched on as her booticilious tush went into overdrive with a dance moved dubbed ‘The Beyoncé Booty Shake’.

But, little did we know, the move was once Josephine Baker’s 1920s crowd pleaser, the Banana Dance. Wearing a skirt made only of 16 bananas, Josephine’s original ‘booty shake’ stormed the Parisian music hall scene in 1925 and saw her buried with military honours for entertaining the forces throughout World War II, and actively fighting segregation.

Watch Josephine Baker’s incredible moves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4kG79YpUQ

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