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Paris Terrorist's Sister Is A Twerking "Booty Therapy" Dance Teacher

Maimouna Coulibaly, 39, is a performer and choreographer who uses her performances to combat racism in France through dance.

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Coulibaly's "Booty Therapy" classes are taught worldwide, with a session of 20 lessons costing 300 euros, approximately $350.

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“I think I can help people who are … too introverted, who don’t dare to do things, who are frustrated. I think I can help them to liberate themselves and let themselves go just by moving their bottoms,” she sa​id in a video posted on her YouTube channel.

"There has always been something that pushes me to dance with my booty," Coulibaly said in a 2012 interview on her website.

"I like it, I think it's liberating! Nevertheless, we are in a society where we should not move our booty because it has a negative image."

"For me, it's so natural," she continued. "I was born and I grew up in a female universe. I come from a family of nine girls and only one boy, with the same mother and father."


Eerily, Coulibaly tweeted about her brother's attacks on two police officers in Montrouge on Jan. 8. On her now-deleted account, Coulibaly tweeted that she heard a round of gunfire from the end of her road.

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According to the French magazine L'Obs, minutes later, Coulibaly tweeted:

"Des sirènes à n'en plus finir, routes barrées. Ca s'est passé sur Pierre Brossolette... C'est à la limite de Malakoff et Montrouge à 400m de la porte de Châtillon."

"Non-stop sirens, blocked streets. It happened on Pierre Brossolette Avenue... It's at the border of Malakoff and Montrouge, 400 meters away from Porte de Châtillon".

The location she described was where two officers were shot — one policewoman killed — on Jan. 8.


"Yes, in spite of the current events, I'll still give my two dance classes tonight!!! I refuse to stop living after this disgusting slaughter! Urban dances were born following violent events Coupé Décalé (during a Civil War), Krump (following police blunder).

I call everyone who want to unwind, free their tensions, express their sadness, or their budding hatred to come join us!!!!!! To turn all this sadness and anger into strength, in order not to drown!!!!"

The mothers and sisters of Amedy Coulibaly offered their "sincerest condolences" to the victims' families on Saturday and denounced the actions of their son and brother.

"We condemn these acts," they said in a statement to Agence France-Presse. "We absolutely do not share these extreme ideas. We hope there will not be any confusion between these odious acts and the Muslim religion."

Additional reporting and translation from French by Marie Telling.

Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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