Who said twerking won't get you through college? Well, we're not sure anyone did, but apparently it's true.
Juicy J, the rapper who's heard on Katy Perry's new hit "Dark Horse," recently awarded a 19-year-old State College of Florida biology student with a $50,000 scholarship.
When the founding member of Three Mafia 6, born Jordan Houston, first announced the contest back in August, it was initially billed as a "twerking" scholarship in which he invited fans to upload videos of themselves twerking to his track "Scholarship" on YouTube.
However, in a video posted Monday on the World Hip Hop Star website, J says, "$50,000 is a lot of money and I just don't waste it on some chick twerking her a--" ... as footage of chicks twerking their a--es appears on screen.
To make everything clear, winner Zaire Holmes confirms that she really didn't have to twerk to get the prize. After Juicy J surprises the co-ed with an extra-large check for the 50 grand, Holmes says, "A lot of people thought that you had to twerk, but you actually had to read the rules." Juicy J adds, "See, that's what you get for shaking your a-- ...it's not always about shaking your a--." Gotcha.
Later, Holmes confirms definitively, "I did not twerk." However, she does show off some rapping skills on a visit to the studio with J, throwing down the rhyme, "Hustle every day / Like I'm Rick Ross / Every day is Christmas / Who is Santa Claus?"
It appears that Holmes is using her head quite a bit more than her, er, rear end. The full-time mother is attending college to become a doctor. Although $50,000 is just a drop in the bucket toward her 11 years in school, Holmes said the money will pay for her lab expenses.
In the end of the clip, Juicy J has the final word, "Next time I send a tweet out about a scholarship make sure you take it seriously," he says. "Read the words."
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