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WATCH Richard Williams defend 14-year old Venus Williams when a Reporter Asked Why She’s so Confident

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Tennis champion Venus Williams‘ dad Richard Williams, in this video from when she was 14 came to her defence when a reporter asked why she was so confident.

“I know I can beat her…I’m very confident,” Venus said, smiling

The reporter then responded: “You say it so easily. Why?”

Venus then said: “Cause I believe it”

But Richard was already having none of it. He jumped in and said:

“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** and me are gonna be in the grave.”

“You’re dealing with a little Black kid, and let her be a kid,” he added.

Watch below:

Kanye West, reacting to the clip, wrote on Twitter:

This is the confidence we need

Gabrielle Union, who also reacted to the video, wrote:

The goal was to get to doubt herself. To not be so confident. To break her. DO NOT LET THEM BREAK YOU. And do not let them break our children! Confidence rooted in excellence & by birth right. We were born worthy. Never forget that.

3 Comments

  1. Tumininu

    August 31, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Loool these oyibos,oh my goodness how could they ehen see how they want to stain the girls career at a tender age. I love her father’s come back. *Clap Clap* lol. Hello! why would she not say this did they ever watch their documentary which showed how Venus and her sister train their ass off, ofcourse confidence will naturally flow.

    After watching their documentary I have utmost respect for there game and I learnt hard work pays in the long run. #serenawilliams #venuswilliams # thewilliamssisters

  2. BlueEyed

    August 31, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Gabrielle Union put it the same way I would’ve. You’re dealing with the image of a child, a child that will still be existing long after the parents are gone, don’t start instilling doubts in your children and please parents (especially Nigerian parents now) stop anyone from instilling fear or doubt in your children. Raise your children to be bold to ask questions and most importantly to be confident, the world out there is not always fair.

  3. Miss Fine

    August 31, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Of course she is confident!! Glad her father stood up for her.
    Trying to bring the poor girl down.

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