February 13, 2021 at 8:38 am
UCLA gymnast Margzetta Frazier woke up in jubilation on Thursday when she opened her phone and found a note from Janet Jackson. “#iLuvIT,” Jackson wrote in the unexpected tweet to Frazier, referring to the gymnast's recent performance which was tributed to the iconic pop star. The UCLA star responded in all caps, along with a series of emojis to show her gratitude. "WOKE UP SCREAMING I LOVE YOU I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU LIKE IT!!! YOU ARE WHY I LOVE TO DANCE," Frazier wrote.
The junior stood alongside her teammate, Nia Dennis, after the performance and faced the camera to provide a recap of the viral routine. "I did a new floor routine. I did Miss Janet Jackson," she said. "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. So floor was great."
Social media users, not only praised Frazier for her performance, but also for her interview skills, which she showed off in the postmatch recap while speaking with Dennis."Please tell me you're a mass comm major," one person wrote. Another social media user said, "we need more of these." According to the gymnast's bio, the UCLA junior is recognized as a two-time All-American on uneven bars and a two-time All-Pac-12 on uneven bars. She was also a member of the 2017-18 U.S. National Team and an All-around silver medalist at the 2018 Birmingham World Cup. The student-athlete said she chose to attend UCLA because the school "focuses not only on academic or athletic potential, but encourages students to find their purpose in helping the world be a better place.” The other superstar, Dennis, has also been garnering attention in recent weeks, particularly for a routine that honored Black culture and earned praise from former First Lady Michelle Obama. "All this magic with the UCLA gymnastics team," an Instagram user wrote after the team's win on Wednesday. "Okaaaay we see y’all."