The 45-year-old rapper – whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr – was performing some old hits at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, to an audience of close to 43,000 when a fan recorded a video of his sign language interpreter, which has since gone viral.
‘A lot of people have the idea that rap music cannot be interpreted,’ Maniatty said. ‘But it can be done. It’s a lot of work, but it can be done,’ she said in a 2013 interview with Vice.
Maniatty, a Hip Hop fan herself, had attended the event held on May 6 to help the hearing-impaired Hip Hop fans experience the festival.
But this isn’t the first time Maniatty has gone viral. In 2013, footage of the certified interpreter emerged after a Wu Tang Clan fan recorded her performing sign language during the rap group’s concert.