Actor and Comedian Martin Lawrence has admitted to Real Wisconsin News that he is in fact Serena Williams, and has been playing her for years. He also plays the role of Serena’s father Richard Williams, as well as Oracene “Big Momma Brandy” Price, Serena’s mother. Lawrence says that he meant no harm by entering the women’s tennis arena. In fact, the entire concept was to provide young tennis phenom Venus Williams with an instant family, but the ruse was simply taken too far.
“Venus was playing very well, and the WTA wanted to promote her as one of their stars, but they were worried about her not having a family,” said Lawrence, working out in New York for the U.S. Open. “They asked if I’d play her father during the matches, so I became Richard.”
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