Serena Williams Totally Fails At Twerking In This Awkward Snapchat Video
There really is no other way to begin this article about Serena Williams than with this question.
What … the hell … is this?
Somebody gotta say it man. Smh pic.twitter.com/5f61hfVqJ0
— Ice (@OfficiallyIce) August 23, 2016
I know the person. That’s Serena, of course, going out for drinks in New York on Monday night (and looking good as hell while doing it, by the way).
I know the song, too. Our children and children’s children will probably be getting lit to Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” for generations to come. Why? Because it’s the twerk national anthem.
But damn it, that ain’t no twerk. And I feel pretty confident in saying I have the people behind me on this one.
@OfficiallyIce fuck she having a seizure?
— DJ SetFire (@DjSetfire) August 23, 2016
Somebody tell Serena stop twerking.
— King Slum (@KCamp427) August 23, 2016
Me when I put a metal fork into an electrical outlet pic.twitter.com/EDU14Y0xvK
— ChampagnePetty (@__Dutch) August 23, 2016
i just seen another video of serena williams twerking and it was even worse than that other one
— HELLO ED BOY (@adiyahqueso) August 23, 2016
What the fuck is going on here? Is she in need of a doctor or a priest? https://t.co/8prBwjOt6v
— Young Ponder Gawd (@DAMNlookatHIM) August 23, 2016
I really wish Serena Williams would stop twerking. Like sis,it's not happening
— Rae Williams (@Rae_Ban_) August 23, 2016
Serena trying to ruin her legacy, one tragic "twerk" after another. https://t.co/U49ApT61vP
— IG/Snap @TheKidSkoob (@TheKidSkoob) August 23, 2016
Serena Williams from Compton twerking like she's from Calabasas
— Saitama (@LeeTRBL) August 23, 2016
Serena Williams, I love u & you're a great role model & athlete. But chiiillleee u cannot twerk. U look like you're having a seizure.
— Freed Baby (@Hello_Kitten118) August 23, 2016
Serena twerk like she gotta pee and it's a long line pic.twitter.com/PKbbdfCBRD
— 🙁 (@blk_tray) August 23, 2016
To be clear, I take no pleasure in pointing out that Serena can’t twerk to save her life, but this has been a long time coming. The truth is Serena was never good at twerking. We just kept letting her slide because we like her.
And when I say “we,” you know what I mean. That’s right, it’s exactly what you’re thinking: people who know what dancing’s supposed to look like.
The receipts tell all:
April 23: Serena appears in Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”
Pretty much everyone, including yours truly, was hyped.
Beyoncé and Serena Williams! Slay ladies, slay. #LEMONADE
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) April 24, 2016
Serena Williams though. Like I can't get over this y'all. That's so iconic. That's an unmatched level of cool.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 24, 2016
Twerking with Serena Williams is goals personified. #LEMONADE
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) April 24, 2016
Dust to side chicks. Middle fingers up. Serena werking. (If I needed anything after this week, it is Bey.)
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 24, 2016
And there were some sings of mediocrity, but we just took it anyway because the video was lit.
Serena was every fly bish that can't twerk but nobody care bc she's amazing. And we will deal.
— white ferrari. (@MakeupWhoreder) April 24, 2016
June 10: Serena posts this video of her dancing.
Serena Williams is making me so uncomfortable by the way she's "twerking" or whatever the hell she's doing here… pic.twitter.com/3WdKrMAq1A
— onyinyechi. (@Faithaaay) June 13, 2016
Some people got fed up.
Serena has too much ass to be struggling to twerk.
— Betty Bloop (@mombxtch) June 13, 2016
I LOVE Serena. But did y'all see her twerk video? Lol
— C. (@CTheCurator) June 13, 2016
That Serena Williams twerk video is GAHHHHBAGE.
— MiKE TRAiNOR (@GoldGloveSS) June 13, 2016
I'm so over Serena Williams twerk vids
— Chardae (@Justcallme_dae) June 13, 2016
Serena got all that ass & can't twerk?! Should have gave it to me @God
— Milf Money (@TheMilfGod) June 13, 2016
Serena got allat ass and can't properly twerk, that was the only reason I followed her on Snap
— Kerm⚜ (@ImKermitHeaux) June 14, 2016
Serena shoulda been learning to twerk when she was a kid like the rest of us. Startin at 30 won't cut it
— Me-luh not Mel-uh (@FunSizeMela) June 14, 2016
Okay I'll say it. Serena Williams cannot twerk/dance to save her life.
— black egusi. (@awkwardunique) June 14, 2016
Ultimately, though, it was only on Snapchat, and people were willing to sweep it under the rug.
August 3: Twerk tutorial with “Self” Magazine.
OK, this is where things started to go left.
This tutorial was tough to watch. But out of love for Serena, some people tried to spin it.
When you're as successful as Serena is, you too will be dancing w/o a care in the world. Whether you dance well or not.
— Tamara Eseoghene. (@WantSomeTee) August 3, 2016
But, again, I think there's a level of importance to the fact that Serena cannot dance to save her life.
— xxxx xxxxxx (@wickedandbright) August 3, 2016
I'm all for Serena making dancing badly more mainstream tbh. I want to finally be able to dance in public
— Skittles (@swagprefect) August 3, 2016
Serena cant dance. I love her anyhow.
— Pencilluminati. (@_bradbgfx) August 3, 2016
Serena Williams can't dance … and that's okay .
— SirRatchettness (@SirRatchettness) August 3, 2016
Serena can't dance but it's okay, we can't have it all.
— fat amie. (@_WhatUpScoeeeee) August 3, 2016
Others, meanwhile, couldn’t take it anymore.
Serena can not dance omg. Why she do dat?
— PwussyPop┌П┐(◣_◢)┌П┐ (@KrazyAzzK) August 3, 2016
I loove Serena but her dancing is a NO. lmao She can't dance 🙁
— Kamvelihle (@Kamve_Lihle) August 3, 2016
Somebody STOP Serena Williams. I blame Beyonce. I'm watching her twerk tutorial video like pic.twitter.com/XRn3QU514h
— Lee Nelson (@MrSmoothIAm) August 3, 2016
Serena twerk like a sims character
— 5'6GOD (@GotD_A_M) August 3, 2016
All that ass gone to waste cause Serena can't twerk lol
— MYANEXTDOOR♡ (@itsMyaMarie) August 3, 2016
Wonder if I’m the only that let Serena slide cz she fine in that “attempt” of a twerk video
— WK️️️ (@KingWesK) August 3, 2016
No, you’re not the only one. And, to be honest, we were willing to let all this slide.
But then this happened.
Serena Williams dance like she got a metal plate in her hips, smh. pic.twitter.com/G2HOdKGJtI
— Hennydick Arnold (@2ndCaptainFly) August 23, 2016
Now people are either hoping she’s trolling us…
Omg she wasn't serious I won't believe it https://t.co/YhGERGSJ3d
— Des (@DCarterrrrrr) August 23, 2016
I'm just praying she was trolling. https://t.co/RyaZ79UpNz
— Nigel Int'l D. (@Nigel_D) August 23, 2016
I think this is a joke honestly https://t.co/yQdVAS2EFu
— X-Rated (@BrianniT) August 23, 2016
— Move Mojito! (@Crystal___Meth) August 23, 2016
…or they’re ready to politely tell her to have a seat.
so everyone is scared to tell Serena she can't dance huh?
— Myles Brown (@mdotbrown) August 23, 2016
Why nobody told Serena she can't dance? It's okay boo. Come sit next to me. I can't either.
— Baechel. (@_RAYtedR) August 23, 2016
Serena cant dance but I love her anyway.
— Lazer Gun Carrier (@branfire) August 23, 2016
Serena just needs to stop attempting to twerk. You can dance without twerking. Then you won't look crazy. Stick to your strong suits.
— Mallory Knox (@iusuallydont) August 23, 2016
@__Dutch I love Serena but dammit someone tell her to stop. Superheroes don't possess every kind of superpower.
— Immature Tantics (@WhatsSleepTho) August 23, 2016
Unless you're Beyonce, stop encouraging Serena Williams to dance. Please.
— Chak G (@ChakaFlocka) August 23, 2016
I love Serena Williams, her body is amazing. HOWEVER, she cannot dance worth a damn.
— Mindi (@xoMINDIxo1) August 23, 2016
It’s easy to see why people who stuck Serena with her all the way through her career might be reluctant to criticize her, even for little things like this.
That’s because Serena has gone through this weird path where she somehow went from one of the most unnecessarily hated-on athletes to now one of the most beloved.
The result? Anything with “Serena” in its title is good content these days — even if it’s the worst twerk in history.
— OK! Magazine (@OK_Magazine) August 23, 2016
But from someone who sees through all that, it must be said:
Serena, we love you, but please chill.
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