Dancers' Paradise : Sher overwhelmed by Slut Walk

October 07, 2016
Raytid

Dancehall queen Sher was recently featured on Amber Rose's controversial Slut Walk event hosted in Los Angeles, United States, where she performed the 'Blah Daff' dance routine to the accompanying song performed by Raytid.

The event was widely supported by scantily clad females and persons from the transgender community. However, it was also met with backlash from several persons who are of the view that the event sells women in negative light.

The concept of a Slut Walk initially began in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 2011 following protests from a group of college women who were reportedly told by a Toronto police officer that women should avoid sexual assault by staying away from slut-like clothing. The protests took the form of a march intended to spread awareness and help eliminate the negative rape culture of victim-blaming, slut-shaming, and sexual profiling.

Amber Rose, who is also the ex-wife of Wiz Khalifa and ex-girlfriend of Kanye West, began her version of the Walk to help spread awareness as well. However, there are those who believe that Amber Rose's Slut Walk event encourages young women to dress inappropriately and to be promiscuous.

Dancehall itself is regarded a genre that thrives on the sexualisation of females and has received its fair share of bashing from critics who label the genre a vehicle of slackness. With that thought in mind, it might be quite fitting that dancehall queen Sher, known for her acrobatic dance moves and thought-provoking outfits, was selected to represent dancehall music at the event.

Performing a routine, Sher gave patrons a strong hardcore dancehall display as she moved her posterior end to the pulsating dancehall beat to roars of approval.

"Mi reach and nervousness a kill mi!" DHQ Sher told THE STAR. "Is like I haffi guh use the toilet!" she said, laughing loudly. "When mi reach backstage, yuh tink nervousness did a lick me outside?!"

Sher told THE STAR that she was seeing stars. "Blac Chyna, Amber Rose, Angel Brinks, all of the housewives dem from LA! But in that moment of time, all that deh pon mi mind is 'jah know, me and mi friend dem should shell dung dis, innuh, and mek we name'," she said. "Mi haffi thank God cuz dem coulda pick any likkle dancer girl."

According to Smith, Sher will get the opportunity to share the stage with her friends, Renee SixThirty and Nickeisha, as they have been booked for a performance at The Amber Rose Slut Walk next year.

 

GRATEFUL

 

When contacted by Dancers Paradise, Raytid said he was grateful for the international plug Sher gave his record, however, she deserved a lot of credit for creating the dance move. The deejay also dodged questions about the controversial nature of the Slut Walk event.

"I feel great to know that my song made it on the international scene. I expected this because this song is a big song. I have been all over the world with Demarco, and each time I perform this song, the audience always give a good reaction. The world take on to it still more than Jamaica because we release so much music here, and it's a good look that Sher as the creator of the dance had to use it," he said.

"I don't have any comment about the event itself. Am just happy that Sher got the opportunity because she has been dancing for many years - from Elephant Man time," he said.

Raytid is promoting a new song titled Make It and will release a new video this month.

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