Naomi Osaka is dating 24-year-old American rapper YBN Cordae – learn more about her rapper boyfriend
Naomi Osaka is a 24-year-old Japanese tennis player, who already has 4 Grand Slam titles to her credit.
Osaka is also a former world No. 1 and the first Asian tennis player to hold the highest singles ranking. She has 7 WTA titles to date and is the only player to hold two consecutive Grand Slam titles since Jennifer Capriati in 2001.
Lately her game has been in a sudden dip in form, she has also been struggling with mental health issues. However, her life off the pitch seems to be a bit better as she is dating rapper YBN Cordae.
Who is Osaka dating?
Osaka, who in the past was a private person, appears to be dating Cordae Amari Dunston, 24, better known as YBN Cordae. YBN is short for Young Boss N*igaaz, which is a global collective of rappers, record producers, social media personalities and promoters.
Cordae rose to fame after releasing remixes of popular songs, such as Eminem’s “My Name Is” and “Old N*ggas.” He received even more acclaim when his debut studio album, “The Lost Boy,” was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.
Where did Osaka and Cordae meet?
Osaka and Cordae first met at the Los Angeles Clippers game. Cordae, who isn’t much of a tennis fan, previously mentioned that he didn’t recognize Osaka when they first met.
The couple didn’t go public with their relationship until Cordae was spotted in Osaka’s dressing room cheering on her during the 2019 US Open. However, Osaka’s arrival seems to have brought some changes since the rapper seems to have finally learned to hit some balls.
When did the couple go public with their status?
Osaka was a rather private person until the 2019 US Open, when Coardae was seen cheering her on in her second-round match with Polish player Magda Linette.
Also, she had posted a photo on her Instagram account alongside Cordae in September. The couple stood by the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, USA.
“Very grateful that you are in my life, still learning from you, still inspired by you. Also, still VERY entertained by you lol. Love you kid,” Osaka posted.
The post, however, was deleted for unknown reasons and no longer appears in his profile. Also some time ago, in a radio interview with Hot 97 FM’s Ebro Darden, Cordae confirmed he was dating the Japanese-Haitian tennis player.
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