The oft-Grand Slam champion has admitted that she doesn't "love" tennis, so it seems the songs are another step in Williams' attempts to branch out. She has also joined Sleep Sheets, a company which offers sleep aids.
As for the lyrics? "I ball hard, no tennis racket / I can't see these haters through my Gucci glasses," she begins rapping over a bouncey, Southern-inflected beat. "Swag out this world you should call me Venus," she continues. "That's my sister, my name is Serena."
She even gets into a bit of "hashtag rap," the style in which one ends a couplet with a word that captures the essence of the preceding clause (it's something Lil' Wayne and Drake have perfected). In Williams' song, she raps: "I ain't ever been a loser, and I'm always on top (roofer)."
What do you think? Will the song herald a new career or be a big flop?
Here's Ms. 17-year-old Serena at the Chase Championships in New York City. All about the beads.
Wimbledon. 'Nuff said.
Serena the Power Ranger plays Corina Morariu during the US Open at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Serena rocks a Harry Winston diamond bracelet worth, oh, $29K. Ain't no thang.
Looking super chic in black for the Wimbledon Ball at Savoy Hotel in London.
At the film premiere of "After The Sunset" -- what? Does anyone have any recollection of this film?
Belly baring at the Tommy Hilfiger show during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005 in Bryant Park, New York.
Walking in her big black boots at the 2004 U.S. Open.
Playing Amelie Mauresmo of France during the 2006 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Channeling Chanel at MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York City.
Very Grace Kelly at The 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel honoring producer Arnon Milchan at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California.
At the Zac Posen Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park, New York.
Looking dope at the premiere of "Whip It" in Los Angeles, California.
Super sophisticated at the Rodarte Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
Looking her plum best at the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.