Common clearly harbors much respect for his ex-girlfriend, Serena Williams. The tennis star is said to have spoken out against racial discrimination after being drug tested more than her peers. When Common was asked about the situation, he barely hesitated to defend the champ.

"As a black woman, do you think she's getting discriminated against? YES. If they're testing her more than anyone else, it's a reason for that. And there's conscious and subconscious and I would say conscious is the fact that she's a black woman and they're looking for some reason to be able to take her down and discredit her ... but she's the queen!"

Serena had been vocal about the situation on Tuesday night. She shared some candid tweets with her following.

"And it’s that time of the day to get 'randomly' drug tested and only test Serena. Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most."

Ironically, this comes after a historical loss for Williams. The new mother had been up for a significant win at Wimbledon a couple of weeks ago. Had she not lost the game to her German opponent, she could have tied Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam wins.

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