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Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Serena The Rapper? Yes, But She’s Not Happy You Know

Serena Williams at the mic.

Last year, tennis star Serena Williams recorded a rap song, a song she expected to remain private. How naive. . .

Produced by B Major Music Group, owned by Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, the song has hit circulation. In general, Williams’ performance supposedly received positive reactions, but that did not temper her frustration.

Why? Maybe because of lyrics like this:

“I ball hard, no tennis racket / I can’t see these haters through my Gucci glasses,” she begins rapping over a bouncey, Southern-inflected beat, reports say. “Swag out this world you should call me Venus. That’s my sister, my name is Serena.”

Talking to reporters at a press conference after her victory against Nadia Petrova Wednesday at the Italian Open in Rome, Williams said:

“Well, I was in the studio with friends and I wanted to do something and so they said – do this and it was for me. The next thing I know — that was one or two years ago and then I read online that I was a rapper and so my back-stabbing friends did that to me and so if I see them, I will act like a rapper — if you can get my drift.”

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