Rap star Drake has revealed that  icon Serena Williams provided the inspiration for his 2015 ‘Back to Back’ track, adding that the 23-time Grand Slam winner was a ‘battery’ that fueled him.

Speaking on the ‘Rap Radar Podcast’, the 33-year-old said Williams motivated him to finish the song, which was subsequently nominated for a Grammy Award.

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The Canadian rapper explained that he and Williams were discussing her long-standing rivalry with Russian superstar Maria Sharapova when the tennis legend told him to ‘finish’ the track and make it something the listeners can’t ignore.

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