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Rapper Juicy J talks about 'twerk' scholarship

  • Rapper Juicy J talks about giving away a scholarship
  • Scholarship was known as the "twerking" scholarship in media
  • Winner read rules and did not twerk to get the $50k

Rapper Juicy J stopped by HLN's News Now show Thursday to talk about his $50,000 scholarship that many interpreted as a "twerking" scholarship.  J says he likes to have a chance to give back because his youth was a difficult one.

The winner was a State College of Florida student who did not twerk.

Zaire Holmes is a 19-year-old full time student and a single mother.  She hopes to be a doctor one day.  She won the contest for the $50,000 scholarship after reading the rules and submitting this video

As she points out, no where in the rules did it say she "had to twerk" and she did not.

Here's the video from Juicy J announcing and meeting the winner.

Juicy J says he's starting a scholarship foundation to give out more awards and contests for deserving students.


We also asked him about Justin Bieber, rumors he's involved with Miley Cyrus, and what advice he has for young people trying to get into music.  You can see his answers to all that here.

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