By now y’all would have to be some type of off the grid to not know about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s bop, smash, hit, whatever you wanna call it “WAP.” With its you know what popping bass-line and lyrics that’ll make your grandma blush (well, depends on the kind of grandma you have), the song nearly broke the internet.
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To say the track didn’t fare well with some would be an understatement, as it caught a lot of flack early on, as we’re sure you all remember. And now, the raunchy lyrics are making headlines once again, but for a whole different reason.
During her Lollapalooza set, Megan Thee Stallion, being the accommodating Hot Girl that she is, had an American Sign Language interpreter. And while normally that isn’t something to write your grandma about, with those NSFW lyrics in “WAP,” it turned out to be quite the demonstration and someone decided it was too good not to share, and to them we say thank you and God bless.
Despite the amazing viral vid being deleted by the original TikTok poster, it’s 2021 so obvi the clip still exists all over Internet, primarily Twitter, and we have it for you right here.
So, as we consider us to be close personal friends, we know exactly what you’re thinking. Who is this amazing sign language goddess? And for that we also have the answer for you right here.
Her name is Kelly Kurdi, but the internet knows her as @kelly4access, and she is using her newfound fame to amplify the work of Deaf ASL teachers and interpreters, and if it’s possible, now we love her even more. Seriously though, what a queen.
After going viral, Kelly took to Instagram to direct her new followers on her page to other Deaf creators, interpreters and teachers within the ASL community. And also highlighted the importance of having interpreters at live concerts.
Writing, “If you're new to my page, you'll quickly see this is a space meant to amplify the work of Deaf creators and to provide access to social media content to the Deaf community. I'm a hearing interpreter so I do not teach.”
She went on to implore her followers to “Support Deaf creators,” and noted that “if you're still wondering why deaf and hard of hearing people go to concerts follow these pages and learn something new. Seeing an interpreter at a concert shouldn't be shocking. Seeing a deaf interpreter on tour with every artist should be the norm!”
While 2020 was crazy, with us being locked in our homes and all due to the coronavirus, plus the resurgence of tie-dye, Kelly used her time that year to shine a light on ASL and give the world her very own interpretation of the “WAP” music video, where she and a sign language interpreting pal are seen gallivanting through the “WAP” house, giving the spicy lyrics new life.
No doubt this is what caught Meg’s eye, as Kelly is now working right by the Houston Hotties side.
And as it's also a must watch vid, and by this point we’re bascially besties, we gotchu and have that one right here for you too. Go ahead, press play.
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