Who's Cordae? Naomi Osaka boyfriend cheers for her as she defeats Victoria Azarenka to win US Open women title

Even though the duo made it official on social media only in September, rumors about their relationship sparked back in April 2019 when Cordae appeared in a video on Naomi’s Instagram


                            Who's Cordae? Naomi Osaka boyfriend cheers for her as she defeats Victoria Azarenka to win US Open women title
Naomi Osaka and Cordae (Getty Images)

As Naomi Osaka secured her second US Open singles title after defeating Victoria Azarenka on Saturday, September 12, her beau, Cordae, cheered for the 22-year-old player during the Women's Singles final match.

YBN Cordae, rapper and boyfriend of Naomi Osaka of Japan, wears a 'defund the police' shirt while watching as Osaka and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus play in their Women's Singles final match on Day Thirteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York City (Getty Images)

 

In June, Osaka and Cordae made news when they went to demonstrate in Minneapolis after the horrible killing of George Floyd. Cordae was even arrested in July while protesting against the killing of Breonna Taylor.

In September 2019, Osaka officially revealed that she was dating Cordae by posting a photo with him where the couple was seen kissing with LA’s Hollywood sign in the background, titled, "Very grateful you’re in my life, always learning from you, always inspired by you. Also, always VERY entertained by you lol. Love ya kid," to which Cordae replied saying, “Love ya more nugget head and yes, I am here for it!” Even though the duo made it official on social media only in September, rumors about their relationship sparked back in April 2019 when Cordae appeared in a video on Naomi’s Instagram and posted kissing emojis in the comments section.

In a radio interview with Hot 97’s 'The Ebro in the Morning', the 23-year-old rapper revealed that he first met Osaka during a Los Angeles Clippers game. At the time he didn’t even know who she was, because he was not following tennis. Osaka keeps on showering love on Cordae on Instagram, she recently posted a picture on his birthday saying, "I always feel so lucky to be in your life and to be continuously learning from you. I‘m so grateful that I can talk to you about anything and ask for advice (cause you know I need all the help I can get lol). I love that you lay down and wait for me to go to sleep before you go record. Etc because the list goes on forever… I hope you’re having the best birthday, I’m sad I can’t be there but I’ll make it up to you 😖 happy 23rd, I love you @cordae“

Who is Cordae?

YBN Cordae performs during Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 on May 16, 2020 (Getty Images)

 

Cordae Amari Dunston, also known as YBN Cordae, is a rapper, singer and songwriter. YBN is short for Young Boss N*igaaz, which is a global collective of rappers, record producers, social media personalities, and promoters. Nick Simmons is the collective founder of YBN who goes by the name of YBN Nahmir. Cordae hit fame after the release of the remixes of popular songs 'My Name Is' by Eminem, and 'Old N*ggas'. His debut studio album, 'The Lost Boy', received a nomination for Best Rap Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards. Cordae boasts over five million monthly listeners on Spotify.

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