Tennis star Serena Williams’ cameo in Beyonce’s Lemonade was certainly a surprise; in the video, Serena can be seen shaking her famously-rotund derriere to Beyonce’s song “Sorry” while Bey posts up.
Now in a recent interview, Serena reflects on the experience, that Bey simply told her to let loose. “She told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out. So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier…. I thought that particular song on the visual album was really a strong song, and it was also really fun at the same time.”
“I have known the director since I was like nine years old. I know Beyoncé pretty well, so they were like, ‘We would love for you to be in this particular song. It’s about strength and it’s about courage and that’s what we see you as,’” she revealed about how the opportunity came about.
In speaking with the Bleacher Report, Serena also added she’s always like to dance. “Well, um, it was fun. It was a great experience. I love to dance (little known fact) but, I actually really love dancing. It just makes me really relaxed and it’s also a good way to work out without like, being on the treadmill. But yeah, it was great. I love her and she’s a great person. Her visual album was an amazing thing and I just felt really honored just to be a part of it.”
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However, Serena’s twerking was met with mixed reviews. While some people praised it, artists like Khia slammed Bey and Serena for the visual. “F–k her. The video was tired and through, and long, and it just made Black people look bad as hell,” she said. “B–ch you walking around with this blonde long hair but you want African kings and queens in your video….Serena twerking for Beyonce looking like her goddamn prop. Beyonce sitting in the queen chair, the light skinned hoe, she got the black b–ch, Serena is the goddess b–ch she shoulda been in the chair,” Khia said.
Did you like Serena’s twerking cameo in Lemonade? Or do you agree with Khia, Roomies?