Sha’Carri Richardson Reveals Her Favorite Track From Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Published 09/07/2021, 10:16 AM EDT
EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson looks on after winning the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Sha’Carri Richardson has a huge reputation in the athletics world. After setting records in the trials for the Olympics, she was disappointed to not be allowed to compete in Tokyo. The American made a comeback in the Nike Prefontaine Classic competition in Oregon. Despite all the attention and headlines, the sprinter finished last in the race.

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Drake has recently launched a new album named ‘Certified Lover Boy’ which is currently trending. Aptly, when asked about her favorite song, Richardson had a perfect reply.

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Sha’Carri Richardson reveals favorite song from Drake’s CLB

It all started when American football wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr, questioned her favorite song via Twitter post. She replied with the track which features a reference to the American sprinter.

‘No friends in the industry.’

Drake released the song with his new album CLB which is hitting all the right spots. Notably, 24 hours is all it took to become Apple Music’s most-streamed album in its history. It is a 21 track album featuring artists like Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, and Lil Baby.

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Despite getting encouragement from Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin, the American sprinter has drawn widespread criticisms from the sporting fraternity. After setting the sixth-fastest time in the history of the 100-meters, she is still looking to win her first race after her comeback from the ban.

Significantly, the World Anti-Doping Agency issued a ban on her for the Tokyo Olympics which caused her to miss the competition.

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She hasn’t been exactly popular amongst her competitors, with various occasions of animosity between her and fellow sprinters. Many instances have shown that fellow athletes are ignoring her after the races as well.

Hence, ‘No friends in the industry’ seems to be the perfect song for her current problems. Moreover, Drake refers to Sha’Carri in the song which she has called her favorite. The album also included references to other sporting icons like Lionel Messi and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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“And I’m like Sha’Carri, smoke ’em on and off the track.”

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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