An Exhilarating ASL Performance of Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Before Super Bowl LVII fades too far into the back­ground (being an Eagles fan, it can’t fade fast enough for me), it’s worth flag­ging this great ASL per­for­mance of Rihanna’s Super Bowl Half­time Show. Above, you can watch Justi­na Miles, a nurs­ing stu­dent at HBCU Bowie State Uni­ver­si­ty, become “the first female deaf per­former for the Super Bowl’s half­time show,” notes CNBC. Before this, Miles went viral when her ASL per­for­mance of Lil’ Kim’s “Crush on You” explod­ed on Tik­Tok. As one com­menter not­ed on YouTube, this may be the best Super Bowl per­for­mance since Prince.

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