Not everyone can say they’ve gotten a call from singing legend Janet Jackson, but college gymnast Margzetta Frazier can after her captivating floor routine to the tune of Jackson’s greatest hits had gone viral early February.
The University of California athlete scored 9.925 out of 10 at a UCLA meet against Brigham Young University. Frazier performance included “choreography from Jackson’s music videos Nasty and ‘If.” Jackson responded in a tweet “#iLuvIT.”
The actress of movies like “Why Did I Get Married” Franchise and “For Colored Girls” surprised the 20-year-old with a FaceTime call that made for an emotional chat.
So nice to meet u on FaceTime today @IAmMargzetta ! All the best to u tonight w/ @uclagymnastics 🖤🖤🖤 pic.twitter.com/LuCxadKEAa
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 20, 2021
Jackson also gave a bit of fun fact history during the call, sharing that her athletic ability included the time she did the “Pleasure Principle” video. “I did it once in the video ‘Pleasure Principle,’ and the way it was shot, people didn’t think that it was me, but it was me doing the backflip!”
The trailblazer, who comes from one of the most talented families over decades, was just as inspired by Frazier’s performance and moved to tears when she shared the gymnast motivates her to “do better and be stronger.”
“I just want to say thank you. Thank you for sharing your talent. It’s so beautiful to see you tumble. Really inspiring,” Jackson told Frazier on the FaceTime call. “I loved it. Absolutely loved it.”
Before the video call ended, Jackson joked, “I’m gonna be a mess, a hot mess!” at the thought of Frazier teaching her how to tumble, to which the young athlete was grateful for Jackson’s kindness which she says meant “everything.”