With the London Olympics just a few days from ending, SOHH reached out to West Coast rapper Mann to get his take on fellow California entertainer Serena Williams‘ highly-publicized crip walk celebration dance.
Fully supporting Williams, Mann said he felt there was no ill will behind the eye-catching celebration dance.
“I saw Serena Williams crip walking and I think she was gangster for doing that, honestly,” Mann told SOHH about the fellow West Coast entertainer. “I think that was pretty fly. Yeah, [it was more playful], exactly. I felt like she was just representing. And it kind of makes it, like, I know the Olympics is kind of serious but it can be fun, I feel like. You know? They can have fun if they win. As long as it’s not in an ill manner. I don’t feel like that was ill-mannered or ill. You know? Or ill intention. She was just having fun, she won.” (SOHH)
The 21 year-old rapper also gave his overall take on this year’s Olympics.
“[Gabby Douglas] is amazing. I love watching her,” Mann added. “She’s doing her thing right now. I’ve been on the move since I’ve been back [from London touring] but I’m trying to catch the Olympics every time I can, when I’m stationary. America, we’re just doing our thing right now. When it comes to track, Jamaica is really getting it. But I’m actually just loving it. Everybody seems like they have good spirits about the Olympics this year. So I’m really happy about that.” (SOHH)
Last weekend, West Coast rap icon Snoop Dogg also applauded Williams’ crip walk.
“Shot out to Serena williams. C walking at the Olympics Cpt style hahahahah! Go girl. pic.twitter.com/tL4yECzH,” he tweeted August 4th. (Snoop Dogg’s Twitter)
The tennis superstar made history upon winning her first Olympic singles gold medal in London.
Serena Williams became only the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam when she won her first Olympic singles gold medal Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1. The victory completed a remarkable run of domination by the No. 4-seeded Williams, who lost only 17 games in her six matches. She went 13-0 this summer at the All England Club, where she won her fifth Wimbledon title a month ago. The career Golden Slam was first achieved by Steffi Graf, who did it when she won at the Olympics in 1988 after sweeping all four major titles. Williams can add the gold medal to her 14 Grand Slam singles championships, the most of any active woman. (8 News Now)
Check out Serena Williams’ dance below: