WOW! American Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson to Collaborate With Kanye West in New Video

Published 08/06/2021, 10:15 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson (right) celebrates with Javianne Oliver after winning the women’s 100m in 10.86 during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The life of Sha’Carri Richardson has taken a different route since her mother passed away. The American sprinter was looking to take home the gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020, but things became complicated. Even though she was one of their best sprinters, the American tested positive for marijuana and got disqualified from the US trials. The 21-year-old sprinter won the 100-meter trials in Oregon but could not take part because of the cannabis issue. However, things have taken a different turn.

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The sprinter will make her debut in Kanye West’s new album, Donda.

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Sha’Carri Richardson collaborates with Kanye West

The American sprinter debuts in West’s new album Donda, which is scheduled to release on August 6th. Richardson starred in Kanye’s Beats commercial earlier. But the new album features a song titled ‘Ye entitled “Glory” which also features Dr. Dre. An incredible combo to start your music career with.

Previews of songs have been out on Instagram as Richardson looks to set the stage on fire. Despite all her issues regarding the ban, Richardson stated she smoke cannabis to help her recover from the loss of her mother. But, the Olympic committee took strict action against her and gave her a one-month ban. Instead, the new album with Kanye speaks volumes about the respect she has in the hip-hop industry.

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Richardson missed Tokyo Olympics 2020

Even though this marks her entry into the music industry, she was disappointed to be banned from Tokyo. She spoke in an interview about her disappointment and hope to be back in Paris 2024.

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“It sent me into a state of emotional panic. I didn’t know how to control my emotions or deal with my emotions during that time,” said Richardson.

Jun 19, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates after winning the women’s 100m in 10.86 during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

After the ban, she apologized to her family, friends, and sponsors and spoke about the problems she faced in recent times. The World Anti-Doping Agency prohibits marijuana because of the problems it possesses. Different reasons given are enhancement of performance, posing a health risk to athletes, as well as violating the spirit of the sport.

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Despite her troubles, Sha’Carri Richardson seems to make an entry into the music industry. The American sprinter with Kanye West looks to set the stage on fire with Donda releasing soon.

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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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