La La Anthony Slams John McEnroe's Serena Williams Comments, Dishes on Beyonce's Push Party
By Rachel McRady
La La Anthony is a fierce friend! The 38-year-old appeared on Sunday night’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen where she was quickly asked about two of her most famous celebrity pals – Serena Williams and Beyonce.
When one caller asked about tennis pro John McEnroe’s recent controversial comments about Serena’s skill level, La La noted that she was not impressed.
“Oh, I thought it was bulls**t,” she said. “You don’t come for my friend like that. I didn’t like that at all. I mean, she is the best tennis player in the world, I don’t care male, female, or other, nobody can see Serena Williams.”
“He kind of doubled down on her,” Cohen agreed.
“Yeah, and then he tried to come back and retract. I mean, he’s cool and I respect him, he’s a legend, but you don’t come for my friend,” she said.
The comments in question occurred during an interview with NPR, where McEnroe said if Serena were in the men’s circuit, she’d be “like 700th in the world.”
He later spoke out about the comments on CBS This Morning and on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, refusing to apologize but noting that he should play against Serena now while she’s pregnant to give himself a better chance.
And though La La is not impressed with McEnroe, she couldn’t be more excited for her friend to welcome her first child.
“She’s an amazing person. She loves kids. She’s great with my son. She’s going to be a great mom. She doesn’t need much [advice],” she told Cohen. “She’s got it under control.”
The TV personality was much more reserved when Cohen asked her a lightning round of questions about Beyonce’s pre-twins push party.
La La did dish that the event had, “The most amazing food I remember. It was like a backyard barbecue.”
She noted that she “absolutely” did not know the babies’ sexes before Beyonce gave birth, and added that “duh” both Jay Z and Michelle Williams were in attendance.
As for big sis, Blue Ivy Carter, La La confirmed that there is no truth to the rumors that the 5-year-old didn’t want siblings.
But when it came to why two people did not make the guest list – Kim Kardashian and Bey’s father, Mathew Knowles – La La simply replied, “I don’t know,” sticking true to the Bey Hive’s code of silence.