One of the dancers in Mastodon's new twerk-centric video for "The Motherload" is defending the band against those accusing them of being racist and sexist.
In a Tumblr post titled "Mastodon, 'The Motherload,' and the Only Opinion That Counts," Jade explains that the clip was about "women having fun with each other."
She says it offers a glimpse into what they do, and also shows that they're bigger than what they do. Jade also argues that Mastodon wasn't mocking twerking or hip-hop videos. Instead, she says the Atlanta rockers were representing their hometown not out of exploitation, but because it's something that resonates with them.