Current Weather

On Air Now

Coyote J
Coyote J
7:00pm - 11:30pm

Janet Jackson surprises UCLA gymnast after viral performance to singer’s tunes



(NEW YORK) — UCLA gymnast Margzetta Frazier is wowing many on social media with her floor routine to some of Janet Jackson’s popular tunes — including the singer herself.

Over the weekend, Jackson surprised Frazier with a FaceTime call before a meet against Utah.

“You’re incredible,” Jackson told the 20-year-old college gymnast in their call, which was shared on Jackson’s Instagram. “I think you are incredible, I think you are beautiful … The routine you did was excellent. And to learn those steps?! You did them perfectly.”

Frazier debuted her floor routine inspired by the singer’s music and choreography in January. Some of the choreography she incorporated included moves from the music videos of Jackson’s songs “If” and “Nasty.”

Earlier this month, her performance of the routine earned a 9.925 out of 10, during a competition against Brigham Young University’s gymnastics team.

Jackson commented on the routine saying, “#iLuvIT” with three heart emojis.

#iLuvIT @IAmMargzetta!!! ????????????

— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 11, 2021

During their FaceTime call, Jackson told Frazier that her performance moved the singer to tears.

“A friend sent me this video, and it was a video of you and the routine you did,” Jackson said. “When I watched it, I began to cry. I was so thankful to God for all that he has allowed me to do and given me and just to see the work that I’ve done — the young generation still having fun with it the way that I did and still do 35 years later.”

“Thank you, because you inspire me,” Jackson added. “You really inspire me. Thank you so much for that inspiration, I think you are incredible.”

Frazier, who was overwhelmed with tears during the conversation with her idol, replied and told Jackson, “You inspire me.”

Jackson ended the call by wishing Frazier luck during her meet later that evening and said she hoped the gymnast would teach her some moves someday.

“Keep doing it,” Jackson said. “Because you’re doing an incredible job. And good luck. All the best.”

Frazier earned a 9.925 on the balance beam and a career-high vault score of 9.875 during UCLA’s meet against Utah, which helped UCLA finish with a season-best team total of 197.100.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.