If you’re questioning why Serena Williams made a cameo dancing alongside Beyonce in her ‘Sorry’ music video during the release of her visual album ‘Lemonade,’ you’re in luck. You should also stop doing that immediately because there is no need to question greatness. But that is beside the point.
You just probably want more, like us. But curiosity is natural, and since the tennis superstar decided to speak out on the matter, we will indulge you.
On Sunday, Williams told the Associated Press that the sentiment of the song, as well as her prior history with the team are what prompted her involvement:
“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.'”
Yeah, that’s what we see her as too.
The 21-time Grand Slam singles champion also revealed that her cameo role in the music video was not the easiest thing to do in the world:
“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.”
Dancing like you’re the only gal standing after last call at a dive bar on a random Tuesday — not that we’ve been there, but we can imagine — is a little different than dropping it low for the whole world to see.
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