UCLA gymnast Margzetta Frazier brought to tears after Janet Jackson reaches out to praise her routine
UCLA gymnast Margzetta Frazier had a big surprise ahead of a meeting against Utah over the weekend.
The Bruins junior, who turned his head and garnered social media buzz for a floor routine with Janet Jackson's music, received a FaceTime call from the pop star that moved her to tears.
Jackson reached out to Frazier to praise her for the routine that includes Jackson's dance moves in addition to her music. She posted a video of the call on Instagram.
Janet Jackson: I think you are amazing
"A friend sent me this video and it was a video of you and your routine," Jackson told Frazier. “When I saw it, I started crying. I was so grateful to God for everything He allowed and gave me, and just to see the work I did - the younger generation are still enjoying it like I did and still 35 years later . ...
“I think it's really important to say thank you ... because you inspire me. You really inspire me Thank you for this inspiration. I think you are amazing. "
Margzetta Frazier during an NCAA college gymnastics game, Friday, January 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Ben Liebenberg)
Jackson asks Frazier to teach her to trip
Frazier replied through tears of his own, thanking Jackson for inspiring her. Jackson then told her that she nailed the choreography.
"The routine you did was excellent," Jackson continued. "And to learn those steps? You did them perfectly. Usually someone gets a wrong step here or there. You did it perfectly."
Jackson also asked Frazier for fall lessons before making plans to meet in person. It was a touching moment between a 54-year-old artist and a 20-year-old college athlete who is moved by her music.
Jackson's FaceTime call wasn't the first time she'd praised Frazier. Earlier this month she retweeted a video of Frazier's routine that begins with Jackson's 1986 hit "Nasty". "#iLuvIT," Jackson wrote.
Frazier later told Access Hollywood that she was expecting a call from someone on Jackson's team but didn't know she would hear from Jackson directly.
"It's this woman who wears a scarf, dark sunglasses and a mask," said Frazier. "And I'm like oh, I know who that is."
She said she wasn't sure if it was Jackson until she heard her voice.
"When do you ever get a FaceTime call from your hero?"
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