Gabby Douglas Does Gymnastics During Alicia Keys Performance at MTV VMAs
Gabby Douglas is having quite a busy week!
One night after she led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the 16-year-old athlete joined the other members of the Fierce Five -- McKayla Maroney, 16, Kyla Ross, 15, Jordyn Wieber, 17, and Aly Raisman, 18 -- at the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. September 6.
Towards the end of the show, the U.S. gold-medal-winning gymnasts introduced Alicia Keys, 31, who sang her new single, "Girl on Fire." Midway through the song, rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, appeared on stage to perform her verse.
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"Took me on the balcony, telling me to jump with her/ Yeah, I'm in the ghost but I ain't doing stunts with her/ I ain't trying to be that, haters want to see that/ But I got 'em aggy, cause I win the gold like Gabby," Minaj rapped.
With that, Douglas reappeared on stage, walking past Keys and performing a series of cartwheels, jumps and back handsprings. Before Douglas exited the stage, the Iowa resident flashed her megawatt smile and high-fived Keys.
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