Naomi Osaka has made no secret of her love for American hip hop and music. She’s been a big fan of Rihanna and Eminem. In fact, she has detailed how she would listen to their songs before going into matches. She would listen to a single song and change it only when she lost. Most of all, her boyfriend, YBN Cordae, is a rap artist too.
Needless to say, she has a lot of music in her life. However, there are three artists she labels as her favorites. Let’s find out who they are as Osaka speaks to Teen Vogue in a freewheeling interview.
Naomi Osaka was asked by Teen Vogue about whom she followed first on Instagram. Her answer didn’t point out any one person.
“The first person I followed on Instagram. It’s a trio of Beyonce, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. Shh, don’t tell anyone, I have burner accounts and I follow them on my burner accounts too. So yeah, they’re like the Holy Trinity.”
Naomi and her love for these artists is easy to understand. All of them are independent women who are also African-American and have proven their mettle to the world. Naomi had described herself as “Black and Asian” in the past which expressed pride towards her identity.
In addition, her love for their music and the brand it represents is also no secret. It would be no surprise if she features in one of their music videos in the future. Tennis stars are no strangers to that.
Rafael Nadal has appeared with Shakira while Serena Williams was in one of Beyonce’s music video. Naomi Osaka certainly has the charm to pull off such a stunt. Do you think we will see Osaka in a future music video?