Tennis player Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka over the weekend in the US Open. Osaka’s rap star boyfriend Cordae celebrated her victory from the sidelines. The couple began dating in 2019 and have been seen together on multiple occasions. They have been seen in places such as Naomi’s matches to Cordae’s performances.
Who exactly is Naomi Osaka’s boo?
The North Carolina rapper Cordae’s popularity blew up with the release of remixes to songs such as Eminem’s “My Name Is”. Cordae’s WorldStarHipHop exposure led to widespread recognition on his debut album The Lost Boy. According to resources, the two lovebirds met each other while attending a Los Angeles Clippers game.
The Haitian-Japanese tennis player played a tournament against Victoria Azarenka at the US Open, where she was allowed to invite only one special guest. To no surprise, she invited her soulmate rapper Cordae. He was “exhilarated” to cheer from the stand for his boo, as she successfully achieved her second US Open title. She posted this exciting moment on her Instagram, captioning “this is crazy.”
Osaka believes it’s her duty to draw attention to police brutality against Black and Brown people.
Like many other athletes or influencers apart of the POC community, Naomi Osaka has used her platform multiple times to draw attention to the enormous police-involved violence against the POC community. During the US Opens, she wore a face mask with the name of a different Black life lost at the hands of police brutality or other acts of racial violence. She had seven masks total while honoring those. Since Osaka comes from a Haitian-Japanese background, she feels it’s her duty to represent her people. The Black and Asian communities are both parts of the “POC community”.
“Before I am an athlete, I am a Black woman. And as a Black woman, I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis.” Osaka said before her tournament that lead to her year 2 streak of winning the U.S Open.