Serena Williams discusses her cameo in Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ film

The tennis star featured in the visual aspect of the album on the song 'Sorry'

Serena Williams has discussed how her cameo on Beyonce‘s ‘Lemonade’ film came about.

The tennis champion features in the visual aspect of the album, specifically appearing on the track ‘Sorry’, which is about being cheated on.

As Billboard reports, Williams revealed she had known the clip’s director, Dikayl Rimmasch, since she was nine years old. “I know Beyoncé pretty well,” she added. “So they were like, ‘We would love for you to be in this particular song. It’s about strength and it’s about courage, and that’s what we see you as.'”

Beyoncé’s instructions for Williams were simple. “She told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out,” the player said. “So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier. I thought that particular song on the visual album was really a strong song, and it was also really fun at the same time.”

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Over the weekend, police protested outside Beyoncé’s hometown show in Houston, Texas.

The gig, which took place at the NRG Stadium last night (May 7), saw a group of officers who are also a part of the Coalition Of Police And Sherrifs (COPS) stand a mile away from the venue, shining a blue light towards it.

As Idolator reports, the group were likely protesting some of the singer’s recent performances, which have been described as “anti-police”. In the video for ‘Formation’, she sinks with a New Orleans police car while at her Super Bowl 50 halftime set, she and her backing dancers dressed as Black Panthers.