Study hard, get good grades, learn to twerk.
Your college counselor may have skipped that last one, but Juicy J didn’t. Last week, the Three 6 Mafia rapper tweeted that he was offering a $50,000 scholarship to “the best chick who can twerk.” However Juicy J wasn’t forthcoming on details on the scholarship, rules or qualifying twerk rounds and eventually deleted the tweet (Complex has a screenshot of it) leaving academically-minded twerkers to wonder if they would have to shelve their scholarship hopes. Others wondered if the tweet was a joke that went viral.
Juicy J followed through on his tweeted word, though. Yesterday, he announced that he has partnered with Worldstarhiphop.com to launch the “Juicy J Scholarship Foundation” competition. Inspired by the track “Scholarship” on his forthcoming album Stay Trippy, which came out on Tuesday, Juicy J is giving female fans an opportunity to win a $50,000 scholarship to their school. According to the press release the scholarship is “out of the kindness of his heart” and is open to all young women ages 18 (or age of majority in your state, whichever is higher) to 25, currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university.
To enter the competition, young adults must post YouTube videos set to Juicy J’s “Scholarship,” of course, explaining why they deserve the prize. Contestants will be judged on their assets and creativity, but according to the press release, grades are optional.
Juicy J’s debut album features collaborations with Justin Timberlake, A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, Big Sean and more. The rapper is also featured on Katy Perry’s next single “Darkhorse,” which is due out Sept 17th.
If you’re unsure of what twerking is, let Miley Cyrus explain:
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