Nipsey Hussle and Snoop come to Serena Williams’ defense for doing the Crip Walk after winning a gold medal.
Tennis superstar, Serena Williams, raised some eyebrows when she punctuated her Gold Medal Womenâ€™s Singles victory by doing the Crip Walk. A few have accused Serena of promoting gang violence with the dance, but some West Coast rappers have come to her defense.
When asked about the victory dance, Williams said â€œI didnâ€™t know what else to do. I was so happy, and next thing I know I started dancing and movingâ€¦ there is a name, but I donâ€™t know if Iâ€”itâ€™s inappropriate,â€ adding, â€œitâ€™s just a dance we do in California.â€
The “dance” caused a stir because it is associated with gang lifestyle.Â Nipsey Hussle is one of the rappers supporting Serenaâ€™s choice of celebration, telling XXL, â€œSerena from Compton.Â We from the Westside. We from Crenshaw and Slauson. But, same type of situation as far as the things that go on in her area.Â I can imagine how excited she was to [C-Walk] at that level,â€
Hussle was most impressed with the tennis starâ€™s ability to just be herself on that large of a stage, â€I thought that was fresh, that she was bold enough to just be herself on that public platform. The world was watching and she just did her thing.â€
Another rapper, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), one of the most famous C-Walkers ever, gave a shout out to Serena on Twitter saying â€œShot out to Serena williams. C walking at the Olympics Cpt style hahahahah! Go girl,â€