Just like the rest of us, Bebe Rexha is a fan of Serena Williams. So much, in fact, that she wrote a song about her, and it’s a bop. The pop star took to Twitter to explain how her new track came to life.
“I wrote ‘You Can’t Stop The Girl’ about @serenawilliams,” the 30-year-old tweeted on Friday, September 20. “I was in the studio one night and I heard about her showing up to the U.S. Open wearing a tutu after the controversy of her catsuit outfit. I was so inspired.”
The “Meant to Be” singer was referring to the 2018 French Open when the tennis legend, 37, wore a black fitted Black Panther-inspired suit that put her curves on display. Bernard Giudicelli — the president of the French Tennis Federation — then made a statement that casuists “will no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place.” Obviously, no one can mess with Serena. So what did she do? She mocked the patriarchy by showing up to the 2018 U.S. Open in a black tutu. Iconic or what?!
We’re loving that Bebe decided to pay tribute to the athlete. Some of the lyrics to “You Can’t Stop the Girl” are as follows: “Oh, they’re tryna shoot down angels/ They’re tryna pull their wings off so they can’t fly/ and oh, but she’s so brave though/ Just like a tornado she’s taking us by storm/ You can’t stop the girl from going/ You can’t stop the world from knowing/ The truth will set you.”
This wasn’t the first time Bebe was vocal about something she feels strongly about. Most recently, she posted a very revealing photo of herself doing a split wearing nothing but a thong as a way to show the world she is herself no matter what haters say. “This is what 30 looks like,” she captioned the Instagram pic shared on August 30. “My #BirthdaySuit. Self-love. Body positivity. Unapologetically me. Pre-show stretch and lipstick application #Not20Anymore.” Yes, girl!