Rihanna Performed a South African Dance at The Grammys and Everyone Went Crazy

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Music Editor6 April 2018

Rihanna shocked fans last night at the Grammys after performing the Gwara Gwara, a South African dance move.

The singer, who was on stage with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller for a rendition of their hit ‘Wild Thoughts’, was the latest celeb to pull off the viral dance.

US producer Swizz Beatz and RiRi’s ex Chris Brown have also been spotted dancing the Gwara Gwara after it was first made popular by DJ Bongz.

The DJ told TshisaLIVE: ‘I created the dance from scratch and it feels so special to have it shown on an international stage like the Grammys. It shows that Africa can make a big impact on international dance.

‘I don’t know what the next step is but I know it will be become bigger. This is a great moment for both me and South Africa.’

Fans watching the ceremony last night at New York’s Madison Square Garden were delighted with RiRi’s nod to South Africa.

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners with only one woman taking home a major prize – Alessia Cara for best new artist.