Sprinter Megan Tapper Raps Nicki Minaj’s ‘Moment 4 Life’ Post Victory
Jamaican sprinter Megan Tapper secured a bronze medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Monday at the Tokyo Olympics, but that is not the only reason why Twitter is talking about her.
In a postgame interview with Jamaican TV, the 27-year-old broke out in song, rapping and freestyling Nicki Minaj‘s Moment 4 Life.
Singing the first bis as Minaj does, Tapper switched out Minaj’s verse that references Young Money and South Jamaica, Queens. Instead, the athlete goes on to thank her coach and her Jamaican hometown of St. Andrews.
“Grew up out in Baisley Southside Jamaica, Queens and it’s crazy ‘Cause I’m still hood, Hollywood couldn’t change me. Shout out to my haters, sorry that you couldn’t faze me,” she says in the song.
The interviewer can be heard saying that she can probably “take on a second career.”
The video of Tapper rapping, spontaneously and yet in near perfection, is doing the rounds of Twitter leaving many charmed by her personality.
It was not long before Minaj herself saw the video and reposted it, “Incredible. Wow. Ok Queen. Talent on a billion. Beauty on a trillion,” she tweeted along with the reposted video.
Incredible. Wow. Ok Queen. Talent on a billion. Beauty on a trillion. ♥️😘🇯🇲🏆 https://t.co/35QVFM2Z8B
— BEAM ME UP SCOTTY MIXTAPE OUT NOW‼️🎀🦄♥️ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 2, 2021
Tapper started out the interview differently, though; “I want to give God all the glory, all the honour, and all the praise,” she said while also thanking everyone who supported her on this journey. “I told y’all, we’re going for it, and we did it. We did it!” she said on her win.
Megan Tapper made history with her win by giving Jamaica its first medal in women’s 100m hurdles. She completed the race in 12.55 seconds.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico clinched the gold as she clocked in at 12.37 seconds. Meanwhile, America’s Keni Harrison took the silver upon finishing the race in 12.52 seconds.