In addition to capturing the hearts of an entire nation, young Gabby Douglas also inspired the music world with her gold-medal winning performance at the London Olympics.
Here is a sampling of what the top artists were saying about the 16-year-old “Flying Squirrel” on the web and on Twitter.
Lil Wayne: “Glad i lived to see what Gabby Douglas did in the Olympics. Icon.,” he tweeted this week.
Nicki Minaj: “*kisses to Gabby* what an amazing little firecracker. #USA #Olympics.”
Rick Ross: “Congrats Gabby Douglas. Olympic #goldmedalist”
Justin Bieber (who extended congrats to the whole gold-medal winning team): “CONGRATS to @McKaylaMaroney @jordynmarie2013 @kyla_ross96 @Aly_Raisman @gabrielledoug on your GOLD MEDAL. #BeliebersWinGOLD #Proud”
Beyoncé (on her website): “A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas – wow – what a thrill to watch you take this gold! I can tell you’ve been working hard for so long – enjoy this moment, its yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us!”