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Why Are People So Riled Up About Black Girls Dancing Hip-Hop on Pointe?

The now-viral Hiplet video of black girls in pointe shoes strutting, shimmying, and dropping it low as they move across the floor to Jason Derulo’s “If It Ain’t Love” has been viewed over 8.5 million times. What makes the hip-hop-ballet combo so eye-catching? To the average audience, hip-hop moves and music don’t usually go with pointe shoes and leotards. And people love seeing black girls “slay” at a traditionally white art form. More info