Naomi Osaka Just Signed an Endorsement Deal with Nike.
“Welcome to the family,” Nike tweeted to Osaka on Thursday night. According to an official news release, the two-time Grand Slam winner (and current World No. 1, ahem) will join the brand’s prestigious lineup of professional athletes.
“As we continue to inspire millions of athletes to chase their crazy dreams, Naomi is an incredible talent to add to our roster and help drive our commitment to inspiring a new generation of female athletes,” Amy Montagne VP, GM of Global Categories, stated in the release. “We are thrilled to have her join our team.”
Osaka added, “I’m proud to become a member of the Nike family and excited about getting involved in all of the opportunities Nike has to offer. Nike has a legendary track record of writing history and I look forward to being a part of those moments for many years to come.”
You can catch her in her first official competition rocking Nike gear during the WTA Event in Stuttgart, which starts April 22.
Billy Ray Cyrus Is on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Remix.
After having his viral single removed from Billboard’s country charts, Lil Nas X has tapped Billy Ray Cyrus to join him on his remix of “Old Town Road.” So much for not being country enough, eh?
“I believe whenever you’re trying something new, it’s always going to get some kind of bad reception. For example, when rap started, or when rock and roll began,” Lil Nas X told Time shortly after Billboard’s announcement. “But with country trap, I in no way want to take credit for that. I believe Young Thug would be one of the biggest pioneers in that.”
Social media is loving the addition of Billy Ray Cyrus. Check out the remix (and reactions) below:
Nipsey Hussle’s Humanitarian Work Is Being Recognized by California.
Congressional Record. Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) shared the news on Twitter on Wednesday evening (April 3).
“I will be heading to the House Floor next week to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record where it will be a part of United States history forever,” Rep. Bass tweeted.
Bass also told ABC News, “In real estate, he was all about empowerment, specifically when it came to the economic opportunity in South LA—being a part of the opportunity by becoming a real estate owner himself and immediately using the stores he opened as opportunities for employment for the community.”
And Now, Here’s Chance the Rapper & His Wife Spreading Black Love on the Timeline.
Really, what more do you need on a Friday?
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