Rapper Ric Wilson posted a video on Tuesday of a White reporter being confronted by Richard Williams, father of Serena and Venus Williams, for questioning why a then 14-year-old Venus was so confident.
“I know I can beat her…I’m very confident,” Venus says to the reporter, who questions her saying, “You say it so easily. Why?”
Before she can properly respond to the question, her dad, Richard Williams, steps in and blasts the reporter for he told her.
“You’ve got to understand that you’re dealing with [the] image of a 14-year-old child. And this child is gonna be out there playing when your old a*s and me are gonna be in the grave,” he can be heard saying in the video. “You’re dealing with a little Black kid, and let her be a kid.”
Watch the viral clip below.
This video of Richard Williams defending Venus's confidence when she was 14 yr old is the best video on the internet pic.twitter.com/NqnCRJsLLf
— disco ric (@RicWilson) August 29, 2018
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.