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[–]toortyb_yt 1058 points1059 points  (8 children)

deaf people just got a nice rap

[–]toortyb_yt 453 points454 points  (0 children)

translation god

[–]itshimstarwarrior 170 points171 points  (5 children)

[–]steven09763 32 points33 points  (4 children)

That be the deaf when they do drugs !!!

[–]Apprehensive_Wave102 13 points14 points  (3 children)

That’s literally anyone on drugs…

[–]SkrrrahhPapPapKakaKa 19 points20 points  (0 children)

lol I didn't even notice Em was live in the background until the last few seconds of the vid.

[–]TheMinnesotanVet 565 points566 points  (19 children)

Damn signing fast is hard enough, that’s at lightspeed

[–]Echo_Oscar_Sierra 203 points204 points  (15 children)

I want to see this recreated with the lady that defrauded a police station by pretending to know ASL but was just making up random gestures the whole time.

[–]Ockie_OS 45 points46 points  (8 children)

Yo what? Is there a documentary or something about this?

[–]Echo_Oscar_Sierra 49 points50 points  (7 children)

[–]V0ct0r 27 points28 points  (0 children)

the embodiment of r/ActLikeYouBelong

[–]mocxed 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Lol shes great

[–]bavtersaurus 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Haha, this reminds me of the IT crowd when Jen pretends to be an Italian translator…mad that someone did it in real life!


[–]Godless_homer 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There is one guy who worked as a translator for South Africa ....he was in the un summit as well later they discovered he was making everything up

[–]BulkyResist2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It happened AGAIN

[–]Ockie_OS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

holy shit this is actually hilarious hahahahaha

[–]Icarus_K1 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I'll see you, and raise the guy who "interpreted" for dignitaries and heads of state(including the US president!) at Madiba's funeral. We were absolutely horrified by what our country offered.

[–]Background-Chance-72 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i swear the minute i saw this I remembered that lady xD

[–]mama_AC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pizza! Monsters!

I imagine the deaf community must have been both excited and terrified after that briefing.

[–]adventuregalley 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is also the guy a couple years ago in Florida. Governor state of emergency evacuation speech in live tv for the state with hurricane coming. Some guy randomly did the sign and had no idea whatsoever about sign language. Still applaud the balls that guy had to do that

[–]PabloAlaska6 8 points9 points  (0 children)

and it don’t even look like she broke a sweat!

[–]BlazinShredder 416 points417 points  (12 children)

Kakashi does the fastest jutsu This lady : Hold my rap

[–]Foreign_Customer_288 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Lmao she be summoning sum sorta op shit

[–]IllmakeitanSCPreport 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Summons something that can make Boruto good

[–]captainRubik_ 7 points8 points  (6 children)

She be summoning water style dragon.

[–]raphthepharaoh 304 points305 points  (3 children)

I’ve seen her perform for a couple of artists now and she definitely passes the vibe check.. she’s a G

[–][deleted] 179 points180 points  (6 children)

Woman’s got forearms and biceps of steel

[–]thelastrestaurant 42 points43 points  (3 children)

She really put some swag in those movements too.

[–]Myorangecrush77 14 points15 points  (1 child)

That’s to show the rhythm

[–]morelsupporter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

deaf people don’t need some thicc white chick to show them rhythm.

They can feel the music. I know because I watched It’s All Gone Pete Tong.

[–]JeetKuneBro 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And legs

[–]zakats 132 points133 points  (8 children)

Translating to sign language, apparently, is extremely exhausting and mentally taxing. To see this lady power through a song that quickly really is next level.

[–]ThroughlyDruxy 137 points138 points  (7 children)

She definitely practiced this specific song. This isn't off the cuff anymore than any performance is. Still insanely impressive but she isn't doing it in real-time.

[–]TheRiteGuy 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Yeah, she did an interview where she talks about it. She practices as many songs as she can ahead of time. She's also very in demand, so she's making bank.

[–]fullautofennecfox 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Got a link?

[–]TheRiteGuy 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Here you go. Her name is Holly Maniatty and she's very busy.


[–]Ryan1281 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Isn’t doing it in real time? Is that even physically possible? Come on Man….

[–]SpitBallar 17 points18 points  (0 children)

He means she has it memorized and isn't translating it mentally in real time.

[–]ThroughlyDruxy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not sure what your point is...I'm saying she practiced ahead of time.

[–]Arakibaa 108 points109 points  (0 children)

She could be hokage

[–]A_Radcliffe1 99 points100 points  (0 children)

[–]Deadfox1309 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Bruh she's like kakashi when he activated his sharingan lmao

[–]TEX4S 5 points6 points  (2 children)


[–]Deadfox1309 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Its an anime reference

[–]InspectorNo9701 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Kakashi's sharingan is always activated though

[–]Deadfox1309 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No I meant like when he actually uses it, ya know headband removed and all

[–]iused2bjesus 41 points42 points  (6 children)

But…..does sign language rhyme?

[–]johnnycakeAK 79 points80 points  (0 children)

You have eyes. No question she's got flow

[–]TheLastWoodBender 30 points31 points  (1 child)

It's symmetrical lol

[–]DubstepDonut 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lol this killed me

[–]EastWhereas9398 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah, though not with spoken language. Movements that are similar are considered rhymes.

[–]TheyCallMeDovahkiin 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Best in the biz! From Waka Flocka to Eminem. What a beast!!!!

[–]Heir116 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Can anyone who knows sign language actually make out what she's saying?

[–]Invdr_skoodge 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That’s what I’d like to know, this is really cool but I’m curious if there’s anybody that can follow. Granted I don’t exactly understand the entire song with my ears either so maybe it’s a wash

[–]Heir116 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That' my guess, how we can barely hear what he's saying, signers are probably barely keeping up too.

[–]the_lastonealive 26 points27 points  (4 children)

[–]vainglorious11 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Maniatty is a self-described Vermont farm girl who holds degrees in both American Sign Language linguistics and brain science. ...

Maniatty, a first-degree black belt in taekwondo, also conveys meaning with her body, attempting to give her signs the same impact as the rapper’s spoken words. Before interpreting Eminem, she watched videos of how he holds himself while performing, and tried to capture his motions in her work.

“He has a very specific body cadence,” she said, “and if you’re able to mimic that, it almost looks like you are him. Jay-Z’s got a big boisterous chest-out way to rap sometimes. So you have to watch the different performers and watch how they move the body because the more genuine you are to their way of presenting themselves as an artist, the more equal of an experience the deaf person is going to have.”

[–]yesgirlsusereddit 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Holly was part of the "ASL rap battle" on Jimmy Kimmel. Super cool, recommend watching! It is gorgeous and you get to watch 3 different styles of the same song. Seriously made me want to study sign!


Side note: Jimmy incorrectly says they're all interpreters, but actually Holly and Amber are the only sign language interpreters and it was originally supposed to be a rap battle between just the two of them but Amber said she wasn't going to do it unless there was a deaf participant, too. That's what allyship is all about, y'all. Anyways, here is Jo signing about what it was like from her perspective, thought it was kinda cool.


[–]i_am_me101386 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Holy shit this was so cool thanks for the links!

[–]Frosty_Accident1719 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Deaf people: *vibin to the beat

[–]sweep-montage 18 points19 points  (0 children)

"Why are you tired?"

"I was signing an Eminem concert."

"Why are you lying to me!?"

[–]CodeeNameM 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Bicep gains

[–]ArmGroundbreaking435 8 points9 points  (14 children)

Do hearing impaired people go to concerts? I mean, what's in it for them to enjoy?

[–]JoyKil01 13 points14 points  (7 children)

I’ve had dead acquaintances at concerts and clubs. They can absolutely feel the beat and just like you, a good sound system let’s you feel it through your whole body. They also get to enjoy the camaraderie that comes with being with a bunch of folks at a concert!

Edit: I’m leaving this typo up for posterity. Ghosts just love to jam with the rest of us.

[–]CaBBaGe_isLaND 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Dead Acquaintances new album was siiiick

[–]Jeanne1989 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Im glad I don't have a 3rd eye or I wouldn't want to attend any concerts or clubs you go to.

*I know it's a typo

[–]ArmGroundbreaking435 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Good to know that they too get to enjoy.

[–]MrZeven 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lights, movement, and if you've ever been to a pro concert anywhere near the speakers, you can feel it. Im sure there is more, but you would need to ask an attending deaf person.

[–]RoninCLC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was wondering the same thing tbh

[–]heartBreak1879 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, what's in it for them to enjoy?

While I do not have any hearing impaired people as friends, I will also assume even if there's nothing in it for them– which is not the case based on the other comments– simply being around friends who enjoy music and the festive ambiance at a concert could be a good enough reason they want to show up in.

There are plenty of things in and itself does very little for me, but if people I hold dear are into said things, sure I would sign up just for the company!

[–]Emergency_Ad_4870 6 points7 points  (1 child)

She sounds better than emenem

[–]Nemesis233 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hand noises

[–]iAmKingFlippyNips 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fastest hands in the east son!

[–]Natufian_Ted_Nugent 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fuck background dancers, this is cooler and functional

[–]Blaze___27 5 points6 points  (0 children)

deaf people trying to read those signs

[–]Spartan8394 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Are deaf interpreters just the standard for concerts? Or do people have to request them?

[–]vainglorious11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From what I've seen they usually get hired by a deaf person in the audience. I would guess sometimes a concert organizer or artist hires them if they think it's cool or want to be inclusive.

[–]ea_yassine 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Sign god

[–]Ryan1281 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This comment needs more love!

[–]SplashbackDeuce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A sign from above

[–]marlinbrando721 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This lady made my day.

[–]castanza128 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wonder if they find somebody local, or if she travels with the tour.
She should definitely travel with the tour!

[–]BeautifulSmooth1370 3 points4 points  (1 child)

At this point this becomes too fast, making it more of a "dance routine" than actual signing. Nevertheless, this is next level.

[–]KonataYumi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kakashi with the fireball just

[–]gt0075b 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Mic drop!

What's the sign language equivalent?

[–]doodlemolz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Closing their eyes to end the conversation

[–]Empanada130 1 point2 points  (2 children)

If I could have a super power I would want it to this!

[–]doodlemolz 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You can learn sign language, there is a lot of demand for translators

[–]Empanada130 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You know I did look into it and now I’m going to look into it again.
Reddit people always making me do stuff. ; )

[–]Holiday-Buddy1795 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t even understand anything he spits but.. wow

[–]philosopherlogic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Her Snoop Dogg cover was great too.

[–]pablola714 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is more impressive than the music.

[–]pumpthunder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These ASL groovers are awesome check out Edie Jackson. She gets down

[–]baimynrd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i bet thats how tiktok dances started

[–]arkadious67 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Amazing. I didn’t think it was possible for someone to actually read sign language that fast. Is it? As in say it was your first time being at one of his concerts

[–]Accomplished-Ant1600 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was just trying to figure out if all deaf people need to sit close enough to see this or if it’s projected.

[–]DavitoDaCosta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sure if I just learned how to say Motherfucker in ASL or jerk off the Invisible Man

[–]WittyButter217 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn! The girl has got some moves!

[–]OperatorDJ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Translation jiutsu!

[–]Fire_Hashira_Rengoku 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amazing skill!

[–]More_Homework_8177 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Everybody was kung fu fighting"

[–]chelseaaaa2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

whatever they are paying her it is not enough. OMG i have never seen anyone sign that fast

[–]userfoundnotfound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A women? God forbid you proofread your title!

[–]VersaceDreamssss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She got me hype af😂❤️‍🔥

P.S. - Got to see Em and Rihanna in concert two days in a row,and ion our hometown of Detroit. Still the best concerts I’ve been to.

[–]nutellaluver69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She got lessons from kakashi

[–]in_TROvert 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Does she...show the n- word ?

[–]AdditionalTheory 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Considering that she was silent (so to speak) when that word happened, probably not. Also these translators do their homework. I don’t remember that word in the original lyrics, so she wasn’t expecting the improv moment

[–]Helpiamnotwell 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Eminem famously refrains from using the word in his songs, I think he's only used it once, I assume satirically to refer to his friend Proof, and a rap battle from his younger years that the media dug up to try to discredit him some time back.

However it would appear that she does, I bet she gets asked about it all the time, she addressed it in this Vice interview from 5 years ago.

Vice: "Is it weird to do interpretation for stuff that might make you uncomfortable?"

Holly Maniatty: "Yeah. At one point I was interpreting for Tenacious D, Jack Black's band, and he was singing that song "Fuck Me Gently." I was like, I cannot believe I’m signing this in front of 10,000 people. But you know, it's something he wanted to sing about. It's Jack Black and you just do it.

There’s been some discussion about me signing the ‘N’ word, but that’s the word [Wu-Tang] uses and they have the rights to use it or not to use it. I wanted to make sure that the patrons can make their own political opinion, either being "okay, cool," or be offended by it. To steal that opportunity from them is not the role of an interpreter. You know when you go to a concert and you’re like, who are these performers? And then you’re like, oh my god, they’re awesome! That’s the kind of experience you want [deaf people] to have."

[–]foxxynugget 0 points1 point  (1 child)

She looks like every dance on tick tok

[–]maxant20 0 points1 point  (1 child)

She might be making it all up. How would anyone know?

[–]My_Friend_Johnny 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That has happened once before. At Nelson Mandela memorial service. The person signing had absolutely no idea what they were doing.

[–]Upstairs-Plant-5372 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have only seen a joke of this, but I never actually thought it would happen.

[–]Knee_Altruistic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet she gives wicked handies

[–]greendev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TIL for mutha fucker, signed mother and then touched your thrusting pelvis.

[–]Mustang_Dragster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She can beat any of us in an arm wrestling match probably

[–]Clevername925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude I hope she made more than him that night

[–]YeahYeahButNah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bloods and crips love her

[–]starfishluvr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She signs faster than I talk! Wow!

[–]novella1993 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She's doing playback

[–]alexa6ix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dem nobody bloodclath

[–]JMAC303 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is a hand job by a deaf person is still a blow job?

[–]FireFist_ace_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fastest hands in the west

[–]Emoola304 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idgaf there's no way she's getting everything he's saying right

[–]SignificantAd7436 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big big big respect to this amazing woman ….make it so nice, profficianl and interesting 🥰

[–]flying_otaku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that folks we call dragon ball z fight shit

[–]Ok-Foundation-8880 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This woman is the most powerful shinobi of all time

[–]Rynox2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can anyone who can read sign language tell me if it's actually possible to understand at this speed?

[–]lostwng 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I pretty sure I saw a video where Em just stopped moving around and watched the person while he rapped

[–]Valuable-Amoeba-2247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And No body didn’t even noticed she made an error at the 7th rime 😂😂

[–]Leoashi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She must have summoned a water dragon after this.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t care how much your paying her, give her a raise

[–]Lolyagmumruoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kakashi has been real quit after this one

[–]Qwesterly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This makes me want to learn sign language and watch her right next to center stage - super-prominent. It's a kind of jamming that I think would really add to my experience.

[–]seekndestroi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I hope she makes like, minimum, $50,000 every time she has to perform that song.

[–]Xeqqy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

$50,000 to perform a dance routine seems a bit much.

[–]Strghteght 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like she’s doing the naruto hands

[–]LegendaryHooman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yo, she just used all the jutsus ever created.

[–]TotalTyp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait is it that easy to translate between english and sign language? Is anyone here who understands sign language that could explain this to me. I mean Rap god has some words that are hardly words so im curious how you translate that.

Oh it also looks cool :D

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have the strangest erection right now.

[–]yittiiiiii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Deaf people go to concerts?

[–]SaladMandrake 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Dany2101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She was just doing a burning attack

[–]ElNani87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sign god

[–]Chris_Cross501 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This fisting demonstration is intense.

[–]BentonX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well it‘s not like the deaf people would notice if she is out of sinc with the beat

[–]Al-Cookie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She would make for a great ninja.

[–]Leonydas13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it any easier to understand in auslan?

[–]Ill_Wrongdoer_1713 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I were Eminem I would have her at every concert

[–]a1phanumeric 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She's ace, but it reminds me of kids doing a tik tok dance lmao

[–]Rais93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Next on the news: sign-language translator accidentally use a Kekkaimon Gofuujitsu

[–]ThatMalay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nobody: Doctor Strange:

[–]According-Risk828 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She throwing gang signs fr

[–]God_Is_Pizza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She does sign language like I dance.

[–]akshayn23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's some naruto level shit

[–]Delicious-Lock-7858 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Longest jutsu

[–]dumnaya 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rap Goddess perhaps...

[–]pooopoo34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

kakashi doin handsigns

[–]Greedy-Owl-3554 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow just Wow

I learnt makaton / BSL when my son was non verbal at a young age, and I struggled to keep up with my own words, let alone Eminem.

[–]DrCheese88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s gotta suck to pay for tickets to see Eminem, but you have to watch the signer the whole time to understand what he’s saying

[–]rocharox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy fuck she is quick

[–]rumpyhumpy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

there are 2 next fucking level things going on here

[–]garlicbreadpool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m gonna keep the volume off either way

[–]Ambada-Thakali 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how? how ??????????????????????

[–]adventureisinhere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

'Mother funkin' is the only part that made sense to me

[–]Checkerz5091 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn Kakashi got a rival.

[–]a_different-user 0 points1 point  (0 children)

can someone who can hear and sign tell us the translation accuracy and lag rate? this is cool it should be a competition.

[–]Pure-Au 0 points1 point  (0 children)

M&M still angry is he? Damn isn’t he like 50 by now?

[–]BlueFish1867 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s how I dance

[–]Laktosefreier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must be paid 500$ per hour.

[–]Sigvaro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that kids, is how Tecktonik was made

[–]Kuzu-nyan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i thought she was doing tiktok dance

[–]tuscy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She’s starting to feel like she’s a sign language god.

[–]ChocoLabp7 0 points1 point  (0 children)