Gymnast Nia Dennis Went Viral (Again) With Another Jaw-Dropping Floor Routine
"Do the damn thing," as Simone Biles said.
UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis has done it again — and we give her a perfect 10.
UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis went viral over the weekend for her incredible floor routine. The routine featured music from all Black artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Missy Elliott, Soulja Boy, Tupac Shakur, and Megan Thee Stallion. The UCLA Gymnastics Twitter wrote, "This is what #blackexclellence looks like."
Not only did the gymnast perfectly stick a double-back tuck, but she also showed off her impressive dance moves. The incredible and entertaining routine has garnered over 5 million views on Twitter and also gained approval from Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles .
"Do the damn thing girl," Biles wrote. "This was so fun to watch! Keep killing it!"
"This routine definitely reflects everything that I am today as a woman," Dennis told Los Angeles Daily News. "and of course I had to incorporate a lot of parts of my culture. I wanted to have a dance party because that's my personality and of course I had to shout out LA because we out here, UCLA."
The UCLA senior took home first-place for her skillful floor routine with a score of 9.950, which also helped her team score a victory over Arizona State. But this isn't the first time the gymnast has received viral praise. Last year, the talented Dennis' Beyoncé inspired routine also garnered lots of attention. That routine earned a near-perfect 9.975 score — and attention from Alicia Keys and Gabrielle Union.