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Naomi and Cordae Welcome A Baby Girl


Tennis champ Naomi Osaka and rapper Corde are now parents to a baby girl. / Getty


Yesterday we shared the news that Naomi Osaka recently gave birth to a baby girl. Just a few couple hours ago she shared a photo of the new baby on her Instagram with a caption that said: “Well that was a cool little intermission, now back to your regularly scheduled program.”

Naomi Osaka and Cordae’s baby girl.

We also learned the name of the baby thanks to the proud papa. The Shade Room posted a video on their Instagram page where Cordae addressed a crowd before a performance saying, “Ya’ll are part of my family. And speaking of family, my daughter Shai (pronounced “shy”) was just born a couple of days ago. So I want to dedicate this performance to my baby girl Shai. I love you.”



Congratulations to pro tennis player Naomi Osaka on becoming a mother!

Grammy nominated artist Cordae and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka recently welcomed a baby girl in Los Angeles. The name of the baby has yet to be disclosed but we’re guessing that it will be something special.

“We have been discussing names. I would say that we are going for something more unique than traditional,” the new mom told People Magazine.

Back in March, Osaka spoke to about how she managed to stay calm and entertained during her pregnancy. “I have been very fortunate to have a relatively easy pregnancy. I still enjoy listening to music and playing video games as a way to relax,” she said at the time. “Meditation has been extremely helpful for my anxiety.”

Osaka publicly announced the pregnancy via Instagram back in January.

Cordae has still been making moves in the industry recently releasing a single with the late Chicago native Juice Wrld that debuted at #58 becoming Cordae’s highest charting single ever on the Billboard’s Hot 100.

Fans are wondering, now that Osaka has delivered her precious baby girl, will she be making a return to the court some day? The answer is yes!

“I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future, one thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, ‘that’s my mom,’ haha.” she shared in an “life update” via Instagram.

She concluded, “2023 will be a year that’ll be full of lessons for me and I hope I’ll see you guys in the start of the next one cause I’ll be at Aus 2024.”


By Amariyah Mallory, Sophomore, Whitney Young

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Written by Amariyah Mallory

Amariyah Mallory is a life long learner who's passionate about dance, committed to social justice and service, invested in African America culture and current events, and devoted to writing. 

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