By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Aug 07, 2012 03:01 PM EDT
Olympic tennis champion Serena Williams responded to the publicity surrounding the "Crip Walk" dance she performed on-court after she won her first gold medal for the singles on Saturday.
"I dont' care. That's the least of my worries . . . I'm glad I did it!" she told US Weekly in London.
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"It's getting so much attention," she added. "It just happened. I was so excited that it just came out."
To defuse the publicity surrounding the controversial move, she told US Weekly that her taste in music is not limited to just hip-hop. The 30-year-old revealed that she and her sister Venus often throw karaoke parties at their house in California and her favorite songs are from a rock band, not a rapper.
"Air Supply. That is my jam," she said.
Williams made headlines not only for her historic win at the London Games but for performing a dance called the 'Crip Walk" made popular by The Crips gang members in her hometown of Compton, California the 1970s.
"What Serena did was akin to cracking a tasteless, X-rated joke inside a church," wrote a reporter for Fox Sports News. "Serena deserved to be criticized and she should've immediately apologized. Wimbledon isn't the place to break out a dance popularized by California Crip gang members. She knows it."
The video's popularity went viral, now Deadspin has offered a tutorial on their website teaching fans how to learn the "Crip Walk" dance.
The Williams sister won the gold medal at the London Games when they played doubles last week. Serena Williams is the second woman to win four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold in singles. She has won a total of 14 individual Grand Slams and has been crowned the unofficial "Queen of Tennis" but despite her success she has upset the media for "crip walking in the most lily-white place in the world," added the reports.
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