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Gabby Douglas inspires Twitter land, Oprah, Lil' Wayne

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By Kelly Whiteside, USA TODAY

Gabby Douglas' gold-medal victory in the all-around has resonated with the biggest names in entertainment. Among the congratulatory tweets from her 367,027 followers, there were "happy tears" from Oprah and a huge shoutout from one of her favorite rappers, Lil' Wayne.

He wrote, "Glad i lived to see what Gabby Douglas did in the Olympics. Icon."

Even Olympic royalty chimed in. Michael Phelps wrote, "Congrats to @gabrielledoug last night!!! We watched from the pool!!! #USA."

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At 4-9, Douglas is the shortest member of the USA's 530-member team, but at the moment no one is standing taller.

A sampling of Tweets:

Oprah Winfrey:

OMG I'm so THRILLED for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!! #TeamUSA

Gabrielle Union:

GOLD FOR GABBY! Douglas Wins Gold Medal In Gymnastics All-Around

Ciara:

@gabrielledoug Not only am I happy 4 U. I'm happy for your family 2! The sacrifices payed off! Keep inspiring Young Girls and Women like Me

Elizabeth Banks:

@gabrielledoug Congrats! U r an inspiration. What a smile! And the gymnastics was pretty good too.

Octavia Spencer:

@gabrielledoug HUGE HUGE MOMENT!!! Own it! bringing home THE GOLD!

Nicki Minaj was tweaked that Douglas didn't respond immediately to her congrats, while the teen responded to Lil' Wayne ASAP.

Minaj's first tweet:

*kisses to Gabby* what an amazing little firecracker. #USA #Olympics

Followed by:

Oh wow, I tweeted about #Gabby earlier but she responds to @LilTunechi and not me? U know what? Ima fight u. I've had it!!!

USA TODAY

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