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He sees it, he likes it, he wants it, he GETS IT. America's Next Top Model icon Nyle DiMarco, who is also an avid activist for the ASL community, has created his own version of Ariana Grande's 7 Rings music video in American Sign Language.

AND IT'S AMAZING. With DiMarco's assistance, the video was directed by Jake Wilson, and features a range of models absolutely slayin' the game to Ariana's number one hit song, alongside closed captions.

DiMarco was the second male winner and first winner who is hard of hearing to be crowned America's Next Top Model. He's been a public advocate for closed-captioning videos for the deaf community ever since.

He asked Grande herself via Twitter to request that her thank u, next video be available with closed captioning for the “466 million people with hearing loss” who want to view the art too.

"Deaf here and we do enjoy your music," Nyle added. He has been campaigning for representation for years, and has achieved some major milestones while he's at it.

He also reached out to Vevo, writing, "You earn more than $650 million per year and can't even add captions to Ariana Grande's thank u, next video."

"There ARE closed caption service that will cost you ONLY six dollars (or less) to instantly appeal to a wider audience," he added.

"There are 466 million people with hearing loss, thank u, next."

YAS HENNY. He's right, of course. The deaf community face struggles with music videos daily, with only a handful of major artists providing closed-captions on their video work.

Grande took notice of the criticism, and made sure that when her 7 Rings music video debuted this month, there were lyrics available to read onscreen

DiMarco has now released an ASL version of whole iconic music video, and he's looking INCREDIBLE in a diamanté fishnet top;

Him and his male model pals are killin' it in the video, recreating Ariana's girl power song with American Sign Language to boot. Fair play lads, fair play.

Representation matters, and we all have to play a role in encouraging the fight against albeism.

Nyle continues to break down the barriers for his community, we're so glad Ari took notice.


You might as well get used to reading articles like this one as Adele has already broken the first of many records with her new album, 25

The British singer beat Taylor Swift's VEVO record for the most views during the first 24 hours.

Her new music video, Hello, achieved a massive 27.7 million streams in the first 24 hours of going online. 

Unfortunately for Taylor, Adele smashed her record by seven million hits, with Ms Swift's Bad Blood only reaching 20.1 million views. 

Before that, Nicki Minaj held the record with Anaconda, which achieved 19.6 million hits on it's first day.

Adele is set to hit a new height in chart records this week after analysts predicted she could claim the biggest ever first-week digital sales for a song.

The heart wrenching single has already sold over 450,000 copies in America, edging closer to current record holder Flo Rida with his song Right Round (WHY that song is in first place, who knows?!) which sold 636,000 downloads in it's first week back in 2009.