In her personal life, Naomi Osaka has a love story with the American rapper Cordae. Recently, the rapper mentioned his girlfriend Naomi Osaka in two of his latest raps. On the track More Life, Cordae praises Naomi and called her a tennis star.
On the second track Dream in Color, he goes on to say that Naomi would give up a tennis match to take away time to meet her grandmother and indirectly said that she would not can afford to never lose it in life. It is not the first time that the American rapper mentions Naomi in his songs.
The couple has been in a relationship since 2020. Following the first Australian success, on 28 January 2019 it also reached the first place in the world ranking for the first time. Naomi was the first ever Japanese athlete to win a Grand Slam title, the third in the Open Era to qualify for the WTA Finals in 2018 and the first Asian ever to reach the top of the WTA rankings.
Naomi and Ashleigh Barty are fighting for the WTA world no.1. Barty has been world no.1 since September 2019, for 69 weeks, 62 of which are consecutive. Over the course of her career she has won seven WTA titles out of eleven finals played, four of which are Grand Slam tournaments: she boasts the victory of two US Open in 2018 and 2020 and two Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.
Naomi Osaka on George Floyd's assassin trials verdict The murder of George Floyd, killed last May 2020 in Minneapolis after a police check, by agent Derek Chauvin, the protagonist of a babaro murder, caused a sensation after the spread of the video, mobilizing protests for civil rights worldwide.
Among the athletes who protested the most was Naomi Osaka: the Japanese player won the 2020 US Open after wearing seven Black Lives Matter masks highlighting seven different names of victims of racism and police abuse in the USA.
Almost a year after the murder, a jury delivered the final verdict on the affair, convicting Chauvin on all three charges, namely second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. On Twitter Naomi Osaka wrote about the verdict: "I was going to make a celebratory tweet but then I was hit with sadness because we are celebrating something that is clear as day. The fact that so many injustices occurred to make us hold our breath toward this outcome is really telling."