This hot young young rapper has been named as the boyfriend of tennis star, Naomi Osaka.
The couple confirmed their relationship around 2019 and most recently appeared on the cover of GQ. With Naomi being a tennis prodigy and Cordae, just as famous as his professional player girlfriend; these two are one young power couple to watch.
Naomi Osaka, who reached her highest world No. 1 on the ATP world rankings in 2010, won her fourth grand slam title at Australian Open.
In 2019, she reached the semi‑final of the Stuttgart WTA 500 and the quarter-finals at both the Madrid and Rome WTA 1000 events. In 2020, she was #3 in the world rankings.
Osaka is essentially the highest profile hard-court specialist of all time. At 23, she’s made over $17 million in prize money. Now is the turn for her beau, let’s take a look at Osaka’s boyfriend, who is regularly seen attending his girlfriend’s matches.
1. His name is actually Cordae!
I know, right? What kind of name is that? I’m as surprised as you are…. He was born Cordae Amari Dunston on August 26, 1997, in Raleigh, North Carolina but grew up in Suitland, Maryland. Bit of a weird name if you ask me, sounds like a model of a lame GM car for the mass market. Well, he’s famous, so I guess the name works. What the **** do I know? About cars or superstars? I’m just a reporter trying to write entertaining articles about partners of famous sports stars. Don’t judge me! Or if you must, tell me how pathetic I am in the comments section so my boss fires me and I get a job at T.G.I. Fridays (see below)….
2. Did Cordae graduate from College? No, He dropped out of college
Stay in College kids! Our example today is Cordae, who attended Townson University for three years but didn’t graduate. Guess he couldn’t hack the pressure of a university nobody has heard of. After this he found a job at T.G.I Fridays in Maryland, hoping to make it big in the bar business; which ultimately made him feel miserable. Meh, you live, you learn. Sounds like a terrible career move that no parent would approve of. But ***, the guy is a famous grammy nominated artist now (see below). So again, what the **** do I know about being famous and successful?
3. He was a member of YBN
Cordae joined YBN with YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay in 2018, during that time he changed his name to YBN Cordae. He had previously released music under the name Entendre, his single Anxiety came out in June 2014, and I’m So Anxious in August 2016.
In May 2018, released his remix of Eminem’s song My Name Is; which received immediate widespread acclaim via the WorldStarHipHop YouTube channel.
He left YBN in August 6, 2020, dropping the YBN from his name. Using his birth name, he released his single Gifted in August 27, 2020.
YBN Bonus Facts – Just because we love you and well, word count is important
- What does YBN stand for, I hear you ask? Young Boss Niggas. Yeah, not strictly politically correct, but exactly the type of thing famous people can get away with…..for a while.
- Who were the members of YBN? Glizzy, DayDay, Carl, NickyBaandz, Manny and Malike, Coop and Walker. Before YBN broke up to go their own separate famous ways, YBN Cordae, YBN Almight Jay and YBN Nahmir were the most recognisable faces of the group.
4. He is a Grammy nominated artist – Cordae the Grammy superstar
In July 2019, as YBN Cordae, the musician released his debut solo album, The Lost Boy. It peaked at number six on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart, was praised by critics and fans alike, and received nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song (for “Bad Idea”) at the 2020 Grammys. Hey! Being a college dropout and working in (and hating) T.G.I Fridays is a wildly successful career plan. If you are thinking of following in Cordae’s shoes, drop us a comment below so we can say we knew you before you were famous!
5. He has been arrested for supporting BLM – Cordae has been arrested
Cordae has been outspoken about support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Last summer he attended protests demanding justice for the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
In July of 2020, Cordae was among a group of 87 people who were arrested while protesting outside of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.
Find Cordae on Instagram, where he has a massive following of 2 million mindless social media minions.
Are you a Cordae fan or hater? Want to tell us all about it?
Fan or hater? Ambivalent? Tell us all about it by dropping a line in the comments section. Hopefully we can nurture a good old fashioned tribal flame war between lovers and haters of Cordae. Nothing quite like a robust intellectual discussion about famous people that don’t even know we exist! Am I right?