Shake it like a Polaroid picture is a popular quote from the hid of Outkast, titled “Hey Ya!”.
The phrase is an expression for booty shaking long before the appearance of terms such as twerking.
It refers to the days when instant photos needed to be shaken in order to develop quicker.
“Shake it like a Polaroid picture” was first heard on September 9th, 2003, when “Hey Ya!” was released as one of the lead singles from Outkast’s fifth studio album.
The song garnered great success, both commercially and critically, becoming one of the biggest hits of the 2000’s.
The line became so popular that Polaroid had to publish a warning that people shouldn’t shake the photos of modern Polaroid cameras, as it would cause the picture to be ruined.
“Shake it like a Polaroid picture” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003.