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Naomi Osaka put Megyn Kelly in her place after the journalist questioned her decision to pose for the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue.

Megyn criticized Naomi after the tennis champ unveiled her first Sports Illustrated cover on Monday.

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Naomi graced one of three SI Swim covers that also featured rapper Megan Thee Stallion (center) and male-to-female transgender Leyna Bloom.

Naomi captioned the tweet: "First Haitian and Japanese woman on the cover."

The 23-year-old also unveiled her cover of Vogue Hong Kong magazine after being featured on Vogue Japan magazine.

But instead of congratulating Naomi, Megyn slammed the youngster for shooting the covers while refusing to speak to the press after her tennis matches.

Naomi was mocked by conservative commentator Clay Travis, who wrote:

"Since saying she's too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a reality show, a Barbie, and now is on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue."

Megyn Kelly weighed in, tweeting, "Let's not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!"

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Naomi was insulted by Megyn's criticism of her decision to choose which media outlets she speaks to.

"Seeing as you're a journalist I would've assumed you would take the time to research what the lead times are for magazines, if you did that you would've found out I shot all of my covers last year. Instead your first reaction is to hop on here and spew negativity, do better Megan."

She then blocked Megyn on Twitter. Megyn shared a screen capture of the blocked message.

"Poor @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she's only tough on the courts), She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly claiming she was too socially anxious to deal w/press. Truth is she just doesn't like Qs she can't control. Admit it."

Piers Morgan, the outspoken editor-at-large of DailyMail.com, agreed with Kelly, tweeting:

"Yep, and she just blocked me too. The only media Ms Osaka wants to tolerate are sycophantic magazine editors telling her how perfect she is."

 

When tennis legend Martina Navratilova told Megyn to pick on someone her own size, Megyn clapped back: "What a phony. You mocked Naomi's claims at 1st. Then the Woke came for u & u folded like a cheap tent!"
 

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Megan Thee Stallion made history as the first rapper to cover Sports Illustrated's highly anticipated, "woke" Swimsuit edition.

"REAL SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION COVER MODEL SH*T!!!" she wrote on Instagram.

"Thee first female rapper on the cover of @si_swimsuit. I want to thank all the strong women in my life who inspired me to love my body and live my best hot girl life. It means the world to me to be on this cover DREAM COME TRUE!! #SISwim21."

Megan is one of three cover stars on the 2021 Swimsuit issue.

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Tennis champ Naomi Osaka is on one cover, and the mag's first Black male-to-female trans, Leyna Bloom is on the other.

The "Savage" rapper's impressive curves are stuffed into a zippered nude bikini that's 2 sizes too small. The bikini is available in her new Fashion Nova swimwear collection ($39.99).

"We have three inherently different cover models that come together to tell a story rooted in female empowerment, setting a reminder that beauty comes in many forms," said SI Swim's editor-in-chief, MJ Day, who hailed Megan as "a magnetic powerhouse taking the world by storm."

Megan's cover is not the high-budget cover that fans come to expect from Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit edition.

Still, it's an achievement that Megan can be proud of. No other female rapper has graced the Swimsuit edition.

The only celebrity to come close was Beyonce, but her cover didn't sell well and she wasn't asked to grace the cover again.

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka enjoyed dinner with rapper boyfriend Cordae at celebrity hot spot Catch LA in West Hollywood on Sunday, after she withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships. Play begins on June 28. Naomi also withdrew from the French Open after refusing to participate in post-match press conferences.

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America's A-list couple Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Bieber shared a romantic dinner, after attending a reception for French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Fans slammed Justin and Hailey for dressing inappropriately to meet with the president. Hailey wore a club dress by LaQuan Smith, while Justin opted for a grey business suit with a pair of blue and white Nike Dunk sneakers.

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American tennis star Venus Williams was spotted out and about in the South of France wearing a Louis Vuitton cropped jacket, black leggings, a black bonnet and a face mask due to the ongoing COVID-19 precautions in Europe.

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Serena Williams dropped a set in her 3rd round victory against Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu on day 4 of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris.

Williams beat Buzarnescu 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to advance to the 3rd round, where she faces 27-year-old Danielle Rose Collins, of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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The 38-year-old mom-of-one is seeded 7th in the Grand Slam tournament. She is chasing an elusive record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.

Williams hasn't won the French Open since 2015 and hasn't made it past the quarterfinals at Roland Garros since giving birth to her daughter in 2017.

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She supported tennis superstar Naomi Osaka who withdrew from the tournament on Monday after she was fined $15,000 for refusing to speak to the press.

Osaka, 23, beat Patricia Maria Tig in the first round on Sunday, and was scheduled to face Ana Bogdan in the second round on Wednesday.

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"I feel for Naomi," Williams told reporters on Monday. "I wish I could give her a hug because I know what it's like. I've been in those positions. We have different personalities.

"People are different and not everyone is the same. I'm thick [skinned] and other people are thin. Everyone is different and everyone handles things differently. You just have to let her handle it the way she wants to and the best way she thinks she can. I think she's doing the best that she can."

Her sister, Venus Williams, was more blunt.

The former No. 1 women's tennis player told reporters:

"I know every single person asking me a question can't play as well as I can and never will. So, no matter what you say or what you write, you'll never light a candle to me."

 

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Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open after she was fined $15,000 and threatened with disqualification for refusing to take part in a press conferences.

The 23-year-old tennis champ, who plays for Japan, was a no-show during her post-match press conference on Sunday, May 30, after defeating Romania's Patricia Maria Tig.

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Tournament officials at Roland Garros threatened Naomi and warned her that higher fines and a possible suspension could be issued if she refused to speak to the press.

Osaka made headlines last week when she issued a statement saying she would skip post-match press conferences at the French Open, citing mental health concerns.

"I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.

"We're often sat there and asked questions that we've been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I'm just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me."

And in an email to French Open officials Naomi insisted her actions are "100 percent nothing against the French Open or even the press members themselves."

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In a statement posted on social media on Sunday, the world's No. 2 women's tennis player wrote:

"Hey everyone, this isn't a situation I ever imagined or intended when I posted a few days ago. I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris.

"I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not ideal and my message could have been clearer. More importantly I would never trivialize mental health or use the term lightly. The truth is that I have suffered long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018 and I have had a really hard time coping with that."

Tournament bosses released a statement that read: "We have advised Naomi Osaka that should she continue to ignore her media obligations, she would be exposing herself to possible further code of conduct infringement consequences."

Officials said "repeat violations" could result in "tougher sanctions including default from the tournament and the trigger of a major offense investigation that could lead to more substantial fines and future Grand Slam suspensions."

Naomi was scheduled to play against Romania's Ana Bogdan during the French Open on Wednesday.

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Naomi Osaka plans to skip press conferences at the upcoming French Open, citing mental health of the athletes.

In a lengthy social media post, Naomi said some sports reporters disregard the mental health of players after a tough loss.

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Naomi said she will skip press conferences and pay the hefty fines ($20,000), which she hopes will go towards a mental health charity.

"Hey everyone -

Hope you're all doing well, I'm writing this to say I'm not going to do any press during Roland Garros. I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes mental health and this rings true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.

We're often sat there and asked questions that we've been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I'm just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me. I've watched many clips of athletes breaking down after a loss in the press room and I know you have as well.

I believe that whole situation is kicking a person while they're down and I don't understand the reasoning behind it. Me not doing press is nothing personal to the tournament and a couple journalists have interviewed me since I was young so I have a friendly relationship with most of them.

However, if the organizations think that they can just keep saying, 'do press or you're gonna be fined,' and continue to ignore the mental health of the athletes that are the centerpiece of their cooperation then I just gotta laugh.

Anyways, I hope the considerable amount that I get fined for this will go towards a mental health charity.
xoxo."

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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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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.