College gymnast Margzetta Frazier is having quite the month—first, the UCLA athlete went viral when footage hit of her impressive floor routine set to iconic Janet Jackson songs at her school's meet against Brigham Young University. (Frazier's moves nabbed her a whopping 9.925, but we give her a perfect 10!) Now the music icon herself has reached out to Frazier to give her major props.
This past Friday, Jackson Facetimed the shocked young athlete, who mimicked the pop star's legendary choreography to hit songs like "Nasty" and "If" during her now-famous competition routine. Jackson shared the emotional call on her social media channels, during which she told a tearful Frazier: "You inspire me!"
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Jackson shared that a friend had passed on the video of Frazier's performance: "When I watched it, I began to cry." The pop icon asked the gymnast if she could share their call on social media because she wanted to spread the love: "I think you are incredible, I think you are so beautiful. The routine was excellent and to learn those steps? You did them perfectly! Normally someone gets a step here or there incorrect, but you did them perfectly."
When Frazier told the singer that she had been closely studying those famous moves prior to the competition, Jackson joked: "I'd love to study you and be able to tumble like that. It's gonna take a minute though if I do, I might break a few limbs!" The Rhythm Nation singer revealed that she did actually pull out some gymnastic moves once in her storied career: "I did it once in the video 'Pleasure Principle,' and the way it was shot, people didn't think that it was me, but it was me doing the backflip!" Jackson told Frazier: "I would one day love to learn to tumble. And if I do, I would love for you to teach me."
Frazier was visibly moved throughout the sweet video, choking back tears as she told her idol: "Thank you so much, that means everything to me that you loved it." Jackson ended the call by telling Frazier that she would reach out to her so they could meet up in person in Los Angeles in the future. We love crazy-talented BFFs!
Margzetta Frazier isn't the only UCLA gymnast going viral these days. Senior Nia Dennis also turned heads and garnered clicks with her own viral "Black Excellence" routine, scored to tunes by artists like Missy Elliott and Tupac Shakur. All of that UCLA-bred talent is making us want to whip out the best yoga mats we've got and start stretching!
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