Hip-Hop Bae Files: YBN Cordae Gives Birthday Shout to Tennis Star Naomi Osaka
By Joye Pruitt
YBN Cordae is making power moves both inside hip-hop circles and in his personal life with tennis star Naomi Osaka in Rhyme Junkie’s Hip-Hop Bae Files.
Hip-Hop young-and-comer YBN Cordae posted a cute birthday message to his girlfriend, Japanese-American tennis star Naomi Osaka.
The couple appeared on Osaka’s Instagram about a month ago in front of the Hollywood sign in an adorable pose that seemed to say enough without the caption.
Both Cordae and Naomi are at the peak of their respective avenues and don’t look to slow down anytime soon. YBN Cordae released a visual for the “RNP” hit single that features Anderson Paak and is knee-deep in a tour that boosts Logic as the headliner. Naomi Osaka, although operating in a separate avenue, is a force to be equally recognized.
Osaka has come to the resolution that she will select her Japanese citizenship to represent her birthplace in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It was decision that she and her family made years ago, according to her mother as reported by The Wall Street Journal .
A shining star who describes her style as “a bit too crazy for America but a bit too tame for Japan”, is upon a rollercoaster year that resulted in two WTA tour titles, the China Open and the Australian Open earlier in the year.
However, she performed beneath expectations in the 2019 US Open, as she lost her opportunity to repeat in the tournament when defeated by Belinda Bencic, who was ranked 13th at the time of the match. The China Open was a step in the right direction to recover the status she’s lost since her commanding win against tennis powerhouse, Serena Williams.
At 21 and 22 years of age, YBN Cordae and Naomi Osaka have plenty of life and experience ahead of them. It’s cute to see that they found someone to share those steps with.