Drake must be feeling really flattered after tennis champ Serena Williams featured his music during her New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway show Tuesday. The singer showed his appreciation and support for the athlete by sitting front row during Williams’ second NYFW show.
The rapper sat next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour and watched as the models showed off Williams’ Signature Statement line, E! News reported. This is not the first time that Drake showed his support for his rumored girlfriend. During Williams’ U.S. Open semifinal match last week, the “Degrassi: Next Generation” alum was also on the stands cheering for the tennis star. Unfortunately, Williams lost the match against Italian tennis player Roberta Vinci.
Dating rumors between the two started when the “Take Care” rapper was spotted at Williams’ guest box at the Wimbledon last month. The rumored couple was also seen getting hot and cozy at a Cincinnati restaurant on Aug. 23.
Meanwhile, Drake was all smiles during Williams’ NYFW show and was reportedly transfixed with the runway display, according to People. The “Hold On, We're Going Home” singer even stood up to give Williams a big round of applause when the tennis star took to the runway after the show to take a bow. The athlete was also beaming all throughout the event.
Williams even spoke about her line backstage and told People how much she loves her HSN Signature Statement collection.
"One thing I love about my line is that it's not just for one race of people or one type of person. It's not for the thin girls or thick… it's just for everybody! It's just for women. And it's about empowering and coming together, Williams said.
The tennis player also told the New York Post how much she appreciated Vogue editor Wintour’s help, who has been guiding her through her foray into the fashion industry. Williams shared that Wintour has been her “mentor” and that the Vogue editor has even “gone over this whole collection.”
When asked which industry she’s more comfortable in, the famous athlete admitted that the tennis court would always be her comfort zone. “[Tennis], that I know I can handle,” she said. “Fashion? With all of the critics? We’ll see how it goes.”
Williams’ Signature Statement line is already available on HSN.