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Naomi Osaka’s Boyfriend is a Famous Rapper



Tennis star Naomi Osaka is likely one of the brightest younger abilities within the sport.

At solely 23, she’s already a famous person. From turning into the world’s No. 1 tennis participant to successful 4 Grand Slam titles, Osaka is barely getting began. While she is likely one of the faces of tennis, her boyfriend Cordae occurs to be a famous person inside his personal line of labor.

Osaka and the favored rapper YBN Cordae make up one of popular culture’s greatest younger energy {couples}.  

Who is Naomi Osaka’s Boyfriend?

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YBN Cordae, born Cordae Amari Dunston, and Naomi Osaka started relationship in 2019. Their first date was on the Staples Center for a Los Angeles Clippers sport. At the time the 2 started relationship, nonetheless, Cordae was unaware that Osaka was a star tennis participant, he stated on the “Ebro in the Morning” radio present.

“It’s not my sport. If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture,” he advised GQ.

Cordae was in attendance on the 2019 U.S. Open in assist of Naomi, who was aiming to defend her title after successful the occasion in 2018. He admitted he “felt really out of place” whereas in attendance on the occasion.

“…that was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life. My elementary school, middle school, high school was 99.9 percent Black. Kids who look like me. It just felt really weird for me being in that space. That was my first tennis match ever,” Cordae stated.

In an Instagram caption, Osaka added “I’m still convinced he doesn’t understand the rules of tennis lol.” 

Cordae was again within the stands cheering on Osaka as her greatest tennis fan final yr on the 2020 U.S. Open Finals, the place she defeated Victoria Azarenka 

Cordae is a Famous Rapper

Cordae is finest recognized for his hip-hop profession. The Maryland-born artist (who’s also called Entendre) was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards in 2020, one for his album “The Lost Boy” and one other for his hit music “Bad Idea.” The former peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums and acquired nominations for finest rap album and finest rap music.

He was beforehand part of the YBN Collective rap group. Cordae’s additionally been on songs with artists like Eminem, John Legend, Young Thug, Nas and Busta Rhymes.

Osaka typically shares pics of her and Cordae on social media, just lately captioning an Instagram publish after the 2020 U.S. Open’s girls’s singles finals.

“Appreciation post for the mister because I feel like it today. This pic was right after winning the US Open finals. He stopped everything he was doing because I FaceTimed him a couple days earlier and said I was feeling sad and lonely in the bubble. I later found out that he hopped on a plane shortly after that call and then quarantined himself for a couple days in a hotel to see me and support. The funniest part is even after doing all this I’m still convinced he doesn’t understand the rules of tennis lol,” she wrote.

Cordae and Osaka have additionally been vocal in assist of the Black Lives Matter motion. She wore masks with names like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd on the 2020 U.S. Open. He joined protests in Kentucky after the killing of Taylor. She’s additionally supported the motion to defund the police, however not essentially eliminate police.

Naomi Osaka Tennis Career

Naomi Osaka is likely one of the finest feminine athletes on the planet. She’s already a four-time Grand Slam Singles Champion on the age of 23.

Osaka has received the Australian Open twice and the U.S. Open twice. The Osaka, Japan native who grew up on Long Island, New York, turned skilled in 2013 simply earlier than her sixteenth birthday. She earned her first WTA title on the Indian Wells Open in 2018 and adopted that up along with her first Grand Slam title in 2018 on the U.S. Open.

She suffered a surprising upset on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in her house nation, dropping to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.

Osaka received the Australian Open in 2021 in opposition to Jennifer Brady after defeating Serena Williams within the semi-finals. The win made her one among three gamers in tennis historical past to have received every of their first 4 Grand Slam finals. Talk about clutch.   

In order to finish a Career Grand Slam, the Japanese tennis champ must earn victories at Wimbledon and the French Open. She’s solely superior so far as the third spherical in both occasion prior to now.

If the 23-year-old girls’s tennis star and Grand Slam champion does accomplish that, we all know her boyfriend and rapper Cordae can be within the stands cheering her on. Even if she decides to take extra breaks from tennis due to psychological well being causes, Cordae will assist her each step of the way in which.

Get used to seeing Osaka and her boyfriend at tennis tournaments, the ESPYs, press conferences and on her TikTok account.

This publish was initially printed on April 2, 2021.