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Model, artist, and activist for the deaf community Nyle DiMarco just dropped an American Sign Language version of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and people are obsessed. Jake Wilson directed the video and released it on his YouTube channel on Monday.
When Grande’s “Thank U, Next” video hit the internet in November, DiMarco asked if she could include captions for the “466 million people with hearing loss.”
Grande took note of the criticism and added lyrics on-screen to her “7 Rings” music video that debuted earlier this month. But DiMarco took it a step further with his own ALS version of the video. “Ariana Grande dropped 7 rings with captions, we dropped in SIGN LANGUAGE!!!” DiMarco tweeted.
Grande was a fan: “Beyond. Love this so much,” she wrote Monday on Twitter.
People are not only loving the representation in DiMarco’version, but they’re also thirsting after the America’s Next Top Model winner.
“Nyle DiMarco makes being deaf feel both sexy as hell and queer as fuck and as a gay dude who’s been wearing hearing aids his entire life I’m very grateful,” user Michael Chu tweeted.
“I don’t retweet music videos, but this ASL rendition of 7 rings is amazing,” one person wrote. “Love the creative ways that Nyle DiMarco continues to advocate for deaf community representation.”
See the full video below:
Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer covering culture, lifestyle, and news. Her work has appeared in CNN, Teen Vogue, INSIDER, and Vice. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or hanging out with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.