Kelly Rowland is making a racket in protection of pal Serena Williams after the tennis nice was hit with a five-digit fine following her US Open defeat on Saturday to 20-year-old underdog Naomi Osaka.
“We’re going to name it like it’s — sexist. Now we have extra work to do with girls’s equality,” singer, actress and tv persona Rowland informed The Submit on the Prabal Gurung style present on Sunday. “It was horrible; I used to be there.”
Williams struggled all through the Grand Slam match, at one level smashing her racket in anger and getting dinged some extent. After Williams’ ensuing altercation with a chair umpire, the US Tennis Affiliation dominated she engaged in a type of “verbal abuse” and fined the star athlete $17,000 for 3 code violations.
Rowland isn’t having it.
“Ridiculous,” fumes the co-founding member of Future’s Little one. “She didn’t yell on the umpire; she merely referred to as him a thief, which is strictly what he’s.”
“I believe that if it was a person in [Serena’s] place, it could have been completely totally different,” she provides.
Rowland can also be talking out in assist of Osaka, who wept in the course of the trophy ceremony as a belligerent crowd booed her victory. “I felt dangerous for Naomi as a result of — as Serena said — she did play an exquisite recreation,” Rowland says. “It was unhappy that she couldn’t also have a second for herself. It was very awkward.”
Along with taking in tennis matches, the Grammy-winning artist is engaged on her new album. At dwelling, she’s harmonizing together with her 3-year-old son, Titan Jewell. “I do sing with him on a regular basis,” she says. “He’s actually in a music class proper now. He’s loving it.”