Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” Interpreter Is Using Her Viral Fame to Uplift the Deaf Community

Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" Interpreter Is Using Her Viral Fame to Uplift the Deaf Community

American Sign Language interpreter Kelly Kurdi just proved that you don’t have to be Megan Thee Stallion to embody her “hot girl summer” mentality. Thanks to her dedicated performance, a video of Kurdi signing along to “WAP” during Megan’s steamy July 31 Lollapalooza set recently went viral. In the video, Kurdi can be seen dancing to the music while signing various gagging and choking motions to Cardi B’s lyrics “I don’t wanna spit, I wanna gulp / I wanna gag, I wanna choke / I want you to touch that lil’ dangly thing that swing in the back of my throat.”

After the clip of her blew up on Twitter, Kurdi made sure to give credit to the “WAP” interpretation’s original creator, Raven Sutton. In an Instagram post on Aug. 3, Kurdi used her newfound fame to highlight and amplify creators from the Deaf community. “Thanks for the love on my page from hearing people but I’m just an interpreter passionate about providing access to a community I love and have learned everything from,” she captioned the post. You can read her full message below.

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Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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