It’s not easy to upstage hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, especially at one of his own shows. But after his New Orleans Jazz Festival performance, it’s a video of a sign language interpreter, not the rapper himself, that has gone viral, according to a report.
A video of Holly Maniatty, a certified sign language interpreter, signing as Snoop Dogg performs “P.I.M.P.” by 50 Cent on the Congo Square Stage has generated more than 13 million views on social media, People magazine reported on Wednesday.
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In a 2013 interview, Maniatty said that she spends between 50-80 hours studying the music before a performance so that a deaf patron “is getting as close to the same experience as the hearing people are getting," People reported.
Maniatty also made headlines when video circulated of her signing a Public Enemy concert in 2015 and a Wu-Tang Clan show in 2013.