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Few people outside of tennis circles has ever heard of Naomi Osaka's boyfriend, rapper YBN Cordae. And most still haven't heard his music.

In fact, Naomi is tired of people asking her what he does for a living.

After Naomi defeated Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2021 Australian Open and clinch her 4th grand slam title, she took to Instagram to plug Cordae's music for tennis fans.

Naomi shared a video clip of herself wearing a Lakers jacket and holding her new trophy. A track can be heard playing over the video.

Cordae wrote in the comments, "That unreleased tho [sic]."

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During a recent interview with GQ magazine, Naomi revealed she hears Cordae's music before his fans.

She said she had to do a lot of begging before he would let her hear his music.

"I had to do a lot of pleases. 'Please, sir, can I just please listen to your song?' Eventually, he let me listen to his music, which I feel really grateful and honored about, to be honest. He's a perfectionist, and I think that's sort of what I am too. So maybe that's why we get along."

Cordae added, "She's musically inclined, though. She has a good ear. I don't really trust too many people's ear like that. You get what I'm saying? She has a widespread ear. And that's the way she thinks as well: worldwide."

Naomi and Cordae, both 23, started dating in 2019, months after she won her first grand slam title, defeating Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open Championship.

In a recent interview, Naomi said Cordae had never heard of her or her tennis achievements when they first met.
 

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Serena Williams burst into tears and abruptly ended her post-game press conference after her loss to Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals at the 2021 Australian Open on Wednesday.

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Naomi, 23, easily defeated Williams 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the 2021 Australian Open final.

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Serena embraced Naomi at the net after her defeat. Naomi, who holds a 3-2 record over Serena, denied the superstar her chance to win her 24th career Grand Slam singles title, which she's been chasing since 2018.

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The 39-year-old mom-of-one lost her composure during the post-match press conference after she was asked if she was saying her final "farewell" to the Australian Open.

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"Some people wondered if... you were almost saying farewell," said the reporter.

"I don't know. If I ever say farewell, I wouldn't tell anyone," Serena laughed.

But it was apparent that the question affected her emotionally.

Serena fought back tears as a different reporter asked if her "unforced errors" were caused by "a bad day at the office."

"I don't know... I'm done," she said, before rising from her seat and walking away.
 
 

 

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka and her rapper boyfriend, YBN Cordae handed out free toys and gifts to underprivileged children before Christmas Eve in Temple Hills, Maryland.
 

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Actor Shia LaBeouf and new girlfriend Margaret Qualley were spotted jogging together in his Pasadena Neighborhood. Friends wonder if Shia's career can survive his latest scandal. Singer FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit, accusing Shia of emotional and physical abuse. Songwriter Katy Rose also came forward, tweeting, "He groped me violently at a party in the Hollywood Hills." Netflix dropped the actor from its Pieces Of A Woman Awards campaign.
 

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Jennifer Lopez coming out of the gym in Miami. Jamie Foxx says he told J-Lo she was the "most beautiful person he's ever seen" when they first met. The comedian recalled the compliment he gave Lopez when he auditioned for comedy review show "In Living Color" in the 1990s and she was in the audience.

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Foxx said, "I remember seeing her, and I say to her, 'Hey, I have a girlfriend, I'm not hitting on you, but you're the most beautiful person I've ever seen.' But we became friends because we were the rookies on the show."
 

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Singer and songwriter John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen were seen while out doing some Christmas shopping together in Saint Barthélemy in the Caribbean. 2020 was not a good year for the couple. She suffered a miscarriage and trolls continue to hound her on social media.

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Defending U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan consoled a crying Cori "Coco" Gauff of the United States after she defeated the teen phenom in the Women's Singles round 3 match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 6 of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens, New York City on Sunday.

Osaka dropped just three games on her way to an easy 6-3, 6-0 win over the Florida teenager.

After embracing at the net Osaka consoled the sobbing 15-year-old near the umpire's chair. Osaka, 21, asked Gauff to remain on the court for the on court interview.

"She did amazing and I'm going to learn a lot from this match," Gauff said. "She's been so sweet to me, so thank you for this.

"Once again, thank you, Naomi. I don't want people to think that I'm trying to take this moment away from her. She really deserves it, so thank you."

Gauff became the youngest woman to win two matches at the U.S. Open since 1996.

Osaka also fought back tears as she reminisced about playing on the junior tennis tour.

"I don't want to cry," Osaka said. "I remember I used to see you guys training in the same place as us. For me, the fact that both of us made it, and we're both still working as hard as we can, I think it's incredible. I think you guys are amazing. I think Coco, you're amazing."

The showdown between Osaka and Gauff topped the tennis rankings on ESPN2.
 

Naomi Osaka, the 2018 US Open Women's Singles champion, returned home to her native Japan, where she attended a press conference in Yokohama, Kanagawa on Thursday, September 13. Here she receives a flower bouquet from Koki Ando, president and chief executive officer of Nissin Foods Holdings Co.

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