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.
Rihanna with the Gwara Gwara 🇿🇦#GRAMMYs
South Africa wins 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/DIPr0aQcMb
— Regal Global (@RegalGlobal) January 29, 2018
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.
Rihanna doing a GWARA GWARA. A South African dance move. I'm so shook! pic.twitter.com/IQxUVyJFBF
— 🅢🅐🅝🅓🅡🅐 (@Sandyrosey) January 29, 2018
— Luks K (@LuksK_) January 29, 2018
Someone tell Dj Bongz his invention just went international
— kenz (@infimiz_one) January 29, 2018
— DangerFlex SA 🇿🇦 (@DangerFlexSA) January 29, 2018
— G I E S H A (@GabWithGiesha) January 29, 2018
Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners with only one woman taking home a major prize – Alessia Cara for best new artist.