News: Serena Williams Finally Addresses Leaked Rap, "My Back-Stabbing Friends Did That To Me"
Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:46PM
Tennis superstar Serena Williams has finally come forward to address the hype surrounding an unauthorized leak from one of her recording studio sessions and blamed the release on untrustworthy friends.
According to Serena Williams, she did not give any approval to release the unofficial single last week.
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." (Atlanta Black Star)
Despite Williams' anger, her new track received a co-sign from platinum-selling rap star Game.
The Game thinks Serena Williams is an AMAZING rapper and if she decides to drop an album, it's sure to sell big ... this according to the man himself. Game tells TMZ ... after he heard Serena's rap for the first time, he knew that she definitely had "raw skills" and was a "really talented artist." Game says he wasn't that surprised ... considering the tennis champ's Compton roots. He tells us "You shouldn't expect her to come with anything less than the official rap bars," then added "I can see her doing big things." (TMZ)
The new record also caught the attention of other hip-hop artists including Rah Digga.
""I'm always on top...roofer" Serena Williams' new song...I mean...ok fine," Digga tweeted May 11th.
"Yeah im so playin tennis now...and basketball...and whatever Amber Rose lists as her occupation... RT @AMAZINACE ... http://tmi.me/pPfVi" (Rah Digga's Twitter)
The untitled track began circulating online last Friday.
Serena Williams has proven over the years that she can be many things outside of a world-class tennis professional. She's become a nail technician, a fashionista, an actress and now she's also MC Sizzle. OK, that's not her real rapper identity, but that's what I shall call her from this point forward. TMZ obtained a demo of a rap song from Serena Williams and apparently the one-time girlfriend of rapper Common and alleged girlfriend of rapper Drake has got some ability with verbal jousting herself. (Orlando Sentinel)
Check out the record below: