Drake Credits Serena Williams as Inspiration for ‘Back to Back’

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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