- Margzetta Frazier’s new floor routine set to Janet Jackson’s music has taken social media by storm.
- The UCLA gymnast debuted the floor exercise on Wednesday and scored 9.925 out of 10.
- Jackson wrote “iLuvIT” in response to the routine, which drew inspiration from her music videos.
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UCLA gymnast Margzetta Frazier on Wednesday debuted a Janet Jackson-inspired floor routine that got the attention of the ’80s and ’90s singer herself.
Frazier earned a score of 9.925 out of 10 for the routine, which she performed during a competition against Brigham Young University’s gymnastics team. The UCLA junior and All-American gymnast wove in choreography inspired by some of Jackson’s music videos, including the videos for her songs “If” and “Nasty,” according to Popsugar.
In a video interview after the meet, Frazier spoke about her new routine, saying: “I did Miss Janet Jackson. I did a medley. I hope you like it, girl, if you see it. I love you a lot. You’re my inspiration in life.”
After UCLA Gymnastics posted Frazier’s routine â€” which has received more than 4,000 shares and 16,000 likes on Twitter at the time of writing â€” Jackson responded, writing: “#iLuvIT” and tagging the gymnast.
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Frazier and Jackson shared an exchange via Twitter.
“WOKE UP SCREAMING,” Frazier wrote. “I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU LIKE IT!!! YOU ARE WHY I LOVE TO DANCE.”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 12, 2021
People couldn’t get enough of Frazier’s routine.
Ayyyyyyye. I know how good this is because my sister used to spend HOURS trying to memorize all these dances in the living room. She is HITTIN IT https://t.co/8NOEoEk1ur
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) February 11, 2021
NOT THE IF DANCEBREAK CHOREO ???????????? sincerely wishing a good day to this girl and this girl exclusively https://t.co/AaXvnAiw90
— G (@oneofthosefaces) February 11, 2021
I got goosebumps when she broke it down to “If” ???????????? https://t.co/jtAMD4VOFz
— Christina Ferrante (@rememberthe1) February 11, 2021
One user even made a duet of the gymnast’s floor exercise and Jackson’s “If” choreography.
— victoria (@viiclynn) February 11, 2021
Frazier’s past floor exercises have paid homage to other music icons and forms of dance.
In January 2020, she debuted a floor routine set to ’70s hits, like James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing” and Chic’s “Le Freak.” And in 2019, she made a statement with a floor routine that she told the Los Angeles Daily News was inspired by “voguing, the dance style originating from Harlem’s Black LGBTQ community.”
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