“Gotta Get One Kiss For My Bucket”: Renowned Rapper Expresses Love For Naomi Osaka

Published 09/28/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates against Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during their Women’s Singles first round match on Day One of the 2021 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


World No.8 Naomi Osaka failed to defend her US Open title after losing to Leylah Fernandez in the third round. Osaka seemed uncomfortable during the match. As a result, the 19-year-old youngster defeated her in three sets, and knocked her out of the Grand Slam.

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After the US Open 2021, Naomi Osaka decided to take a break from tennis. She recently withdrew from the Indian Wells Masters 2021 but fans hope that she will make an incredible comeback on the court really soon.

Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Popular Rapper runs into Naomi Osaka

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Osaka was recently filming for an episode on the talk show, ‘The Shop’ along with five other guests. During the shoot, renowned American rapper and Songwriter, Jadakiss, bumped into Osaka while she was standing backstage. It appeared that Jadakiss is a actually a huge fan of the 4-time Grand Slam champion and even expressed her love of her.

“Come on, I love you. That court ain’t no, you gotta get one kiss for my bucket,” said Jadakiss to Osaka backstage.

His words brought a big smile on Osaka’s face and she politely said thank you to him. It was quite a shocking moment for everyone, as nobody knew that Jadakiss was such a big fan of the Japanese star.

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Osaka in the 2021 tennis season

It has been a topsy-turvy season for Osaka. Even though she has won a Grand Slam, she failed to play consistently well on the WTA tour this year.

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan gestures after missing a shot against Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The 23-year-old began her 2021 campaign in style after winning her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open 2021. She defeated many top-seeded players on her path to glory in Melbourne.

However, the Japanese player couldn’t perform well on clay and grass. She withdrew from the French Open 2021 citing mental health issues and later didn’t even play at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Fans had huge expectations from her at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 but she failed to grab a medal for her nation there as well.

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Even though Naomi Osaka is not enjoying the best of her form, fans still expect a lot from her. Will she be able to finish within the top 10 WTA players by the end of the year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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