While promoting her upcoming book “You Got Anything Stronger”, the “LA’s Finest” actress reveals that the showdown took place at an Atlantic Records label party.
Gabrielle Union will never forget the night she and Serena williams did a dance with Bruno Mars before being a big star.
The two buddies were at an Atlantic Records label party when “whirling dervish” Bruno met them on the dance floor and challenged them to a showdown.
“Bruno had just had a hit and people knew him …, but it was not, like, the Bruno Mars that we see today”, says the actress “Hello america“.” I got all my girls together, including Serena Williams, who is … exactly who you want to label in a dance battle, and we’re on the dance floor and rocking a bit and through the crowd comes that little one-person whirling dervish and there’s Bruno Mars with his whole group and they said, ‘Are you ready?’ ”
âI stretch, like ‘I live for these times!’ And then we had this epic dance battle with Bruno and his team and it was amazing. ”
Union tells the story in her new book, “You Got Anything Stronger,” which comes out Tuesday, September 14th.
Elsewhere in the interview, Union, who played Isis in “Bring it on“, spoke of a letter she wrote in her book apologizing for not describing the character as Isis deserved.” I think that was a mistake, “she said. “I was given all the leeway to do whatever I wanted with Isis in ‘Bring It On,’ and I chose respectability, and to be chic and take the high road.”
Union went on to explain that she did this because she thought it would make Isis “the good black girl” and “fair.” She added, “Black girls are not allowed to be angry, certainly not in a demonstrative manner, and I have muzzled her.”