A leaked track of Serena Williams rapping hit the net last Friday (May 11) to mixed reviews. But one person who thinks the tennis superstar has some promise rhyming is none other than the Game.
The rapper, who’s from the same city of Compton as Serena, told TMZ that Serena was a “really talented artist” with “raw skills.”
“You shouldn’t expect her to come with anything less than the official rap bars,” added Game, pointing to Serena’s Compton roots. “I can see her doing big things.”
While Game seems to be a fan of Serena rapping, a plethora of listeners blasted the tennis champion’s rhyming skills, making her a trending topic on Twitter on Friday.
“That’s me, thanks for listenin’/Schoolin’ these rappers, they should pay tuition,” Serena spits on the unnamed track. “I make a lot of money, but that ain’t your business/And you can tell the people I said this…I win, I really mean it/Swag out this world, you should call me Venus/That’s my sister, my name is Serena/On the court, I serve ’em up, no subpoena/I cook the track up like a frozen pizza/Beat so crazy it might blow your speakers/I ain’t ever been a loser and I’m always on top…roofer.”
Whether Serena is serious about rapping remains to be seen, but her loyal tennis fans need not worry. The younger Williams sister proved that she still packs a mean racket, scoring a 6-1, 6-3 victory over top-ranked Victoria Azarenka to win the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Spain on Sunday (May 13).
Back in 2005, Game dedicated his Kanye West-produced single, “Dreams,” to Yetunde Price (the elder half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams), who was shot dead on September 14, 2003.—Jakinder Singh