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Words by @NickRichGFX

It was only a matter of time right?  It seems as if Serena Williams cannot stay out of the negative light everytime she wins.   Whether it’s a bad remark made during an interview, post-win celebration, recording a rap song, or finding herself on YouTube dancing in someone’s house (we won’t say any names) *cough*.  After winning gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, Serena Williams pumped her fist, jumped up and down, and for about 10-12 seconds dipped into a crip walk dance session.   I couldn’t stop laughing, I didn’t see it as a sign of disrespect it was moreso, “wow did she just do that? Bwahahahaha”

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Fox Sports writer Jason Whitlock wrote and I quote,

“Serena deserved to be criticized and she should’ve immediately apologized. Wimbledon isn’t the place to break out a dance popularized by California Crip gang members.”

Now we all know where she’s from and in the moment it appeared to be just a celebratory dance and she looked up at Venus right after and had a laugh about it.  Was it wrong? I’d had to say yes, it was top notch coonery and I had a laugh about it for about an hour Saturday morning.  Check out the video for yourself here.  We love you Serena either way.  Go USA!

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