Gabby Douglas is an Olympic champ turned author - more on that in a minute - but she still has her fangirl moments.
The gold-medal gymnast will appear with the rest of the Fierce Five at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, and there's one artist in particular Douglas, 16, is excited to see.
“I just wanna say I'm a huge fan of Lil Wayne," Douglas said at a press conference for the VMAs on Tuesday. "I listen to him before every competition and every training."
Luckily, she'll get to see the rapper in action - "he is performing and debuting his brand new song 'No Worries,'" she said.
Douglas is pulling double duty with appearances this week, as she's hopping from the Democratic National Convention to the VMAs - and revealing her book news in the process.
The 16-year-old is set to release an inspirational memoir called "Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith" in December.
"Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book," Douglas said, according to People magazine.
While the memoir will chronicle her training away from home and her life prior to the 2012 Olympics, it'll also "be about how much my family and I have overcome during our journey," Douglas explained. "It hasn't been easy."
Her wish, she added, is for people to read about her journey and "think anything is possible."
How about less stories about black sports and rap music heroes, and more about their achievement in science, technology, and engineering?
who keeps threatening finances towards another that is so low end–in the meantime exit stage left
Alicia Keys is a talentless hack.And so is this Gabby person.All ATAENTION,NO action.Just go away,so we don't have to look at your uglyness anymore.Got it?
Dont be jealous that you are not her. She has more talent in her pinky finger then you have in your own body. Dont hat appreciate
Gabby isnt talentless, let see you do half the things she could possibly do.
Actually, I think she's going to be quite hot but your spelling really sucks.
Dont blacks have an extra muscle cluster that gives them a great advantage in the kind of motions she needed to do?
We need to free Stanley Rosenthal!
Iwant to thank Debbie Netsky, Grace & Abe Miller for the fun raiser they held to get me out
of Graterford prison.
She is very talented.
she is a Karatee expert.
Oh, yes, such an accomplishment. She devoted herself to running, jumping and tumbling – bravo! The US continues to fall behind in education/college graduation rates yet we heap praise upon athletes as if they make a necessary contribution to society. They don't – they're entertainers. Sport is only relevant in the US because we live in such a prosperous nation and can indulge in these trivialities. But we won't continue to prosper if we fail to emphasize education and correctly prioritize sports.
True enough – at least we can be proud of something
@ D'armagnac you fail to realize that most sports require you to have good grades in order to participate. Especially when it comes to school athletics. Who knows what the deaal was is her case, but i'm just proving a point here that in most case education and sport go hand in had.
I'm very proud of Gabby and all her achievements, but all that fake hair is killing me. Why is she bowing down to media pressure to look a certain way. A cute bob, or just a few hair pieces would be much better. All that fake hair makes her look much older and takes away from her true beauty.
if you look around in our communities it appears that is the going trend to have all the fake hair, but i say lets not focus on the hair focus on her achievements. hair is not a issue and we shouldn;t make it one,
Have you learned nothing about all the scorn heaped on the idiots who first criticized Gabby's hair? People like you were met with disgust for your fixation on a child's hair instead of her accomplishments and now your comments show you simply don't get it. Find something of merit and importance to focus on.
Go girl! We are so proud!!
Hey, my friends and I made a video inspired by the “Fierce Five”! Check out the video, it’s very funny and inspirational. Thank you! http://goo.gl/bavZJ
a wonderful example for young people to show them they can reach their goals!
glad we were able to skype in–how did it look. broke a few eardrums..lol.
u're mlbox is full.
cute young lady
Her flexibility and stamina will make her very popular with the boys
Gabby my wish is for you to finish school and go on to college. Remember you will not be a gymnast forever.
Good for her but I thought she was 17 years old. I guess she deserves this praise because she did so well at the olympics. Kudos
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