'Black excellence': Gymnast Nia Dennis blesses the internet with another stunning floor routine

Last February, UCLA’s Nia Dennis went viral for a flawless, swaggering floor routine set to a Beyoncé medley. So how do you follow that? By adding Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, and Tupac, apparently.

Dennis helped take her team to a win over Arizona State on Saturday with this joyous, confident celebration of Black excellence, opening with Kendrick’s defiant “DNA” and (ahem) rounded off with “California Love” — which obviously went down a treat with the hometown crowd. 

“This routine definitely reflects everything that I am today as a woman,” Dennis told the 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.” Read more…

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