“There was Serena – the tennis legend, the winner of 14 individual Grand Slams, the best player of her generation, the American girl being crowned at the All-England Club as the queen of tennis – Crip-Walking all over the most lily-white place in the world.”
“She didn’t do it on purpose. It was a moment of unbridled joy. She pumped her fist, jumped up and down, looked into the crowd, then did her ill-timed dance.”
“You couldn’t help but shake your head. It was as if Serena just couldn’t seem to avoid dipping into waters of controversy even as she’d ascended to the top of her sport.”
Snoop Dogg, a rap legend and known member of the Crips, disagrees. He took to his Twitteraccount over the weekend to salute Williams for doing the C-walk on the worldwide Olympic stage in London.
“Shot out to Serena Williams,” Snoop tweeted. “C walking at the Olympics Cpt style hahahahah! Go girl.”
“What Serena did was akin to cracking a tasteless, X-rated joke inside a church,” Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock offered. “It wasn’t quite as bad but it was in the same ballpark of the idiot sportswriter who decided to channel Andrew Dice Clay on Twitter the night Jeremy Lin channeled Allen Iverson.
“Serena deserved to be criticized and she should’ve immediately apologized,” he added. “Wimbledon isn’t the place to break out a dance popularized by California Crip gang members. She knows it. That’s why she got embarrassed when asked by reporters to reveal the name of the dance.”
And loving Samuel Jackson’s tweet:
“SERENA WINS GOLD!!!! Bizzy cleaning off the toe of her shoe afta kicking ALL that Sharapova ass!” reads a post following Serena Williams’ 6-0, 6-1 dismantling of Maria Sharapova in the gold-medal tennis final.