Venus Williams Didn’t Know Sister Serena Would Be Twerking in Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Special

Venus Williams and Serena Williams
Venus Williams and Serena Williams attend the Wii Tennis Tournament in 2016. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images


Keeping secrets?! Venus Williams had no idea that younger sister Serena Williams would be making an appearance in Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade, until April 23, the day it premiered on HBO! 

“[Serena] didn’t tell me she was in it. She said, ‘Hey, you wanna watch the Beyoncé special? I’m in it,’ and it was that day!” the 36-year-old tennis star tells Us Weekly.

Serena was one of the many celebs — in addition to Winnie Harlow, Zendaya, Amandla Stenberg, and Halle and Chloe Bailey — who made a guest appearance in Lemonade, and Bey’s BFF can be found twerking in the song “Sorry.”

Beyonce and Serena Williams
Beyonce and Serena Williams in the song ‘Sorry,’ on the visual album ‘Lemonade.’ Courtesy Beyonce

So what did the Rio Olympics silver medalist think of her sister’s killer dance moves? “She was amazing! She could [twerk] for a living,” Venus raves, noting that her own skills could use a little polishing. “I don’t know how good I am at twerking. I haven’t tried that a lot,” she says.

Beyonce and Serena Williams

Venus has other moves, though. The tennis pro, who partnered with American Express for the 2016 U.S. Open, proved as much when she completed her 18th first-round win Tuesday, August 30, beating Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine.

Though we don’t know if Yoncé saw Venus’ stellar performance Tuesday, we do know the two ladies are good friends who support each other.

“She’s been doing amazing things with her life for such a long time and inspiring people,” Venus tells Us about the “Formation” singer. “I think in a lot of ways, we relate to each other because we’ve had a lot of the same experiences. I love that!”

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