Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka has had enough. The sports athlete and girlfriend to rap artist Cordae has come forward to announce she’s boycotting her semifinals tennis match today in response to the near-fatal Jacob Blake shooting.
Naomi Osaka Supports Jacob Blake
Heading into Thursday, Osaka went to her Instagram and Twitter pages to speak out. Naomi cited her African American pride for not allowing her to entertain the world as police brutality continues to trend.
On Wednesday, music mogul Diddy went to his Twitter page to react to the Milwaukee Bucks boycotting its Game 5 – and potential series-ending – face-off against the Orlando Magic. Diddy also highlighted the importance of unity.
“The power of unity! This is dope to see” -Diddy’s Twitter
NBA superstar LeBron James has publicly shared his disgust and anger over Blake’s near-death attack at the hands of law enforcement.
“F*CK THIS MAN!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT” -LeBron James’ Twitter
Wait, There’s More
After the Bucks’ publicized decision to boycott its Game 5, the NBA released a statement revealing all of Wednesday’s face-offs would be rescheduled in response to Blake’s shooting.
“The NBA and the NBPA today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today’s three games – MIL-ORL, HOU-OKC and LAL-POR have been postponed. Game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.” -NBA’s Twitter
Before You Go
This week, rap veteran 50 Cent ripped Wisconsin cops and said the responsible police officers should receive attempted murder charges at the very least.
“🤦♂️if this wasn’t attempted murder, I have no idea what’s going on. 🤷🏽♂️ #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram