It all started innocently when Drake began attending Serena's tennis matches back in Drake became a fan of Serena Williams back in and began watching her matches from the stands.
He was spotted at a number of her games cheering her on from the sidelines. Then he posted this Back in , Drake let everyone know that he had a thing for the US tennis champion when he posted this very suggestive message on Twitter. The tweet also hinted the pair were spending time together off the court.
Remember when Drake mentioned Serena Williams in a song? Adding to his previous suggestion the two spent time together, he rapped: Serena Williams' ex-boyfriend Common did, and he fired off a diss track at Drake. Serena Williams' ex-fling Common sent subliminal shots at Drake on his song 'Sweet', inferring that the Canadian rapper was "soft". A few standout lines from the track include: And Drake fired back at Common with one of his hottest verses yet. After hearing Common's diss song, Drizzy wasn't impressed.
Drake then unleashed one of his greatest verses on Rick Ross' song 'Stay Schemin' firing off lyrics such as: Common confirmed that he dissed Drake because of his relationship with Serena Williams.
After firing off a number of diss tracks at Drake, Common and Drake eventually squashed their rap feud in In an interview, Common later confirmed that Drizzy's growing relationship with Serena was the cause of his animosity with the Canadian rapper.
Fast-forward to and Drizzy was spotted paying very close attention to Serena at Wimbledon. During his trip to London in , Drizzy was pictured spending his spare time supporting Serena Williams at Wimbledon. He sat alongside her team in the stands and reportedly spent time with her off the court. He then celebrated her Wimbledon win on Instagram.
After watching Serena Williams claim her Wimbledon title, Drake reacted on Instagram by posting an image of her holding the trophy, alongside the caption: A big plate for all that food you ate at Wimbledon!
He continued to support Serena from the stands at a number of her matches around the world. Tennis fans began noticing that Drake was becoming a regular at Serena Williams' matches. Rumours began circling about a possible romance between the pair although both sides remained very quiet on the subject. Then, Drake and Serena Williams were spotted kissing Photos and video footage of the moment began circulating on the Internet.
Not once, but twice Video footage emerged of Drizzy and Serena Williams kissing as they left what appeared to be a restaurant or a hotel. Drake can be seen walking her to an awaiting car. Drake then released a freestyle that posed more questions. Did they break up? He glided over the production with a number of sporting references: Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian sipped tea. This photo posed many questions. Where were the rappers? How do the women know each other? Did Drake introduce Serena to Kim?
What type of tea were they drinking?! Drake was then spotted at Serena Williams' biggest match of the year. With Serena Williams one match away from securing her status as the greatest female tennis player of her generation, Drizzy was again supporting her from the stands.
However after she was defeated in the semi-finals of the US Open, he quickly became a scapegoat for her loss - many people blamed the Canadian rapper for making Serena lose focus. However the pair left the match together.