'U Name It' Challenge Gospel Singer Loves Videos But Chill with the Gyrations

11/18/2016 12:40 AM PST

'U Name It' Challenge, Gospel Singer Shirley Caesar Talks Viral Vids


Shirley Caesar is floored her gospel performance has turned into a Thanksgiving theme -- largely thanks to Chris Brown -- but wants all her fans to know, she ain't down with the twerking.

The clip from the gospel singer belting out "Hold My Mule" years ago ... has gone viral as the #unameitchallenge. It's pretty simple ... dance your ass off to the remix of Shirley singing about the perfect Turkey Day feast.

Check out what she told us about the "ass" part of the craze, and in case you had any doubts -- Shirley's still got the pipes too!