UCLA Gymnast Nia Dennis Goes Viral With Floor Routine Incorporating Kendrick Lamar and 2Pac

UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis went viral with an impressive routine that included songs from Kendrick Lamar,2Pac and Soulja Boy. Take a look at the video.

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Nia Dennis

Gymnastics is one of the least esoteric Olympic sports. Though the grading comes down to minutiae no one outside the sport can spot, we all know an impressive routine when we see it. And boy was Nia Dennis’ routine impressive. At the very least, it will probably be the first time many of the judges have seen someone Crip Walk on the mat.

The UCLA gymnast went viral for a routine that incorporated 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar and even some Soulja Boy for good measure. Each shift in the backing track came with appropriate dance moves and a healthy amount of incredible flips and twists. A gymnast repping  Southern California with some incredible moves set to “California Love” was bound to blow up, and blow up she did. People couldn’t get enough of her innovative routine.

Here's your daily moment of WOW: a 9.95 score for this phenomenal, joyous, ferocious floor routine by UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis! https://t.co/g21YyFLU7I
Nia Dennis kicking things of with a little Kendrick is all you will need this Sunday night pic.twitter.com/CXtgqxh00n
Because of @jvn love of gymnastics I found a love for the sport too! And this young woman from @uclagymnastics is a star! Who is she? pic.twitter.com/JmAAWyNCuq

Dennis herself seemed wowed by the attention.

It wasn’t just a hit on the internet. The routine earned her a score of 9.95, good enough for UCLA to win the day.

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