Viral video of sorority girls gyrating to X-rated rap sparks fury over ‘cultural appropriation’

A video of sorority girls dancing to X-rated rap music has been blasted online and triggered fury over claims of ‘cultural appropriation.’

The group of Gamma Alpha Omega members, a Latina-based sorority at the University of Houston Downtown, were seen dancing to the music on campus in a now viral video.

Video of the dance was posted to X on Wednesday and has since amassed more than 41,000 likes and 5,000 comments.


Strolling or stepping is commonly known as a traditional celebratory dance that started in the 1900s by black Greek-letter organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha, or AKA, the first historically African American sorority.

As Crime Mob’s ‘Knuck it if you buck’ plays in the background, the young women dance about in the clip, which was originally posted to TikTok before being shared on X.

The video starts with the sorority members in a circle dancing to the hip-hop song.

Some of the girls are seen dressed in casual outfits, paired with white and green Greek letter jackets, while others don formal wear, including heels and dresses.

At the start of the clip, the girls step in a circle before then turn around and twerk toward the camera.

Member’s in the inner-circle then move their bodies and swing their hands as others outside the circle stomp around.


As they continue to perform, the crowd cheers them on.

Girls in vibrant purple jackets then take over the screen and stomp in a circle while the crowd claps along before the video ends.

‘This just looks so awkward… no shade,’ a commenter wrote.

Another said: ‘They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery but in this case I don’t agree.’

‘It was the effort for me but it’s still a no,’ another person said.

Although many people didn’t agree with the Gamma Alpha Omega’s performance, others defended the sorority.

A viewer replied to Miller’s claim and asked: ‘The blueprint of WHAT exactly?’

{snip} contacted Gamma Alpha Omega and the University of Houston Downtown for comment.

According to the sorority’s website, the group ‘has created a lifelong sisterhood and network of support’ for about 30 years.

The Greek organization, which has both fraternities and sororities, was founded at Arizona State University.

The sorority at the University of Houston Downtown is ‘dedicated to advancing women in the world, our founders’ vision has grown to serve more countless members nationwide.’

Stepping and strolling originated from black Greek-letter Organizations which were created during a time African Americans were not accepted by many sororities.

As a way to uplift each other, black students came together at predominantly white universities to create their own.


The philanthropic groups ‘have an impact on community service and civic engagement, through outreach programs that include literacy, professional development and voter registration,’ according to the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

The University of Houston Downtown has several Greek-letter organizations on campus, including fraternities and sororities that belong to the Divine Nine.

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