NOW PUT YOUR HANDS UP
the parody that was actually an homage
Vibe's Terrance Dean writes a fascinating and informative story on the history of J-Setting which Beyonce took global in her "Single Ladies" video. A shorter version appears online, complete with youtube videos. What began in Southern Black colleges amongst drill teams then crossed into the gay club scene and from there, it caught the attention of Beyonce's choreographer (and a gazillion online parody-ers).
Here's one of the original Jackson State J-Settes (né Jaycettes), dancing to "P.Y.T.":
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