UCLA Gymnast Nia Dennis, Who Went Viral For Floor Routine To Beyoncé's 'Homecoming,' Has Done It Again
Nia Dennis had the internet talking thanks to her routine set to the tunes of Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Tupac and Megan Thee Stallion.
January 25, 2021 at 2:31 pm
UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis got a near-perfect score and two first-place performances in floor and vault that helped secure the team's season-opening win against Arizona State.
But the internet was astounded when a video of Dennis' floor routine made it to Twitter, giving people a glimpse at how the gymnast used an innovative fusion of rap classics to get a 9.950, one of the highest scores of the day.
— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) January 24, 2021
According to Los Angeles Daily News, Dennis incorporated stepping into her routine in honor of her father, who was in a fraternity. Her mix included “California Love” from 2Pac, Soulja Boy's "Crank That" and other classics.
“This routine definitely reflects everything that I am today as a woman 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 L.A. because we out here, UCLA,” Dennis told the newspaper.
Dennis also went on to dominate the vault competition with a 9.90 score, the best of the day.
The UCLA senior is majoring in sociology and according to UCLA's website plans to become a physical therapist.