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After defeating Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon’s All England Club to capture the singles Olympic gold medal, Serena Williams decided to show some love to her Compton roots by busting out her version of the “Blood Walk.”
Naturally, after witnessing the dance the entire internet went wild, erroneously claiming that Serena Williams was doing a rendition of the “Crip Walk,” the dance made famous by the Los Angeles gang of the same name a few decades ago.
Any time that the dance is performed, people are quick to give it the “Crip Walk” tag (generally from squares with little to no gang knowledge), failing to realize that the Bloods also have a similar dance that they created to combat the crip swag.
Although the “Crip Walk” was initially way more popular than the “Blood Walk,” there has been a Soo Woo takeover in music and sports over the last decade, with a host of professional athletes throwing up the “B” like a food inspector at a hole-in-the-wall chinese food joint.
Given Serena’s family affiliations and being from Compton (commonly referred to as “Bompton” by the blood-affiliated) it is not clear whether or not she was doing the C-Walk or B-Walk.
It should also be noted that Serena’s half-sister and former business manager Yetunde Price, was brutally murdered by a Southside Crip back in 2003, leading legendary Compton representative and certified blood The Game to dedicate his track “Dreams” to her memory.
Regardless of what walk that Serena was doing, this performance is still no comparison to the vid of her twerking it at Drake’s condo.
Video of Serena Williams gold medal “Blood Walk,” plus legendary musician DJ Quik doing a rendition of the dance for comparisons sake after the jump…