On Monday, a Beats by Dre ad featuring Serena Williams titled, “Queen of Queens,” premiered with Nicki Minaj’s “Majesty” single off her Queen album as the background music.
In the visual, which was filmed in New York City, opens up with Queens rapper Nas introducing Williams’ story in front of a stoop with the borough’s BMX star Nigel Sylvester. Even more, royalty was referenced as the 23-time Grand Slam champion danced around in high fashion pieces before being crowned with a large golden headpiece.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.