Serena Williams spoke out on what it meant for her to be featured in Beyonce’s visual album for LEMONADE.

If you recall, Serena can been seen twerking in the visual for Beyonce’s “Sorry” record for the album, which had many going into a frenzy over the black girl magic of it all.

Though one person, rapper Khia (of “My neck, My back” fame), said she felt as though the two women were being stereotypical and bringing black women down.

In what may or may not have been a subtle sub, Serena had this to say to the Washington Post about the experience:

“I have known the director since I was like nine years old. I know Beyonce 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.’”

Serena says that once she got on board, Bey’s vision was for Serena to just dance:

“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.”


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Well, we all certainly enjoyed the dancing duo !

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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