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 Women’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 “I didn’t know what else to do. I was so happy, and next thing I know I started dancing and moving… there is a name, but I don’t know if I—it’s inappropriate,” adding, “it’s just a dance we do in California.”
The "dance" caused a stir because it is associated with gang lifestyle. Nipsey Hussle is one of the rappers supporting Serena’s choice of celebration, telling XXL, “Serena from Compton. 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. I can imagine how excited she was to [C-Walk] at that level,”
Hussle was most impressed with the tennis star’s ability to just be herself on that large of a stage, ”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.”
Another rapper, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), one of the most famous C-Walkers ever, gave a shout out to Serena on Twitter saying “Shot out to Serena williams. C walking at the Olympics Cpt style hahahahah! Go girl,”
Shot out to Serena williams. C walking at the Olympics Cpt style hahahahah! Go girl. twitter.com/SnoopDogg/stat…— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) August 4, 2012