In her celebration of the United States’ performance in the Women’s World Cup, Megan Rapinoe made a touching reference to late rapper Nipsey Hussle by quoting him in a social media update.
The soccer star specifically referenced the “Hussle and Motivate” song in a post she made on Instagram, showing her holding the Golden Ball with a huge smile on her face.
She used the quote “Ain’t really trip on the credit, I just paid all of my dues. I just respected the game, now my name all in the news. ‘Trippin’ on all of my moves, quote me on this, got a lot more to prove.”
Her post immediately gained a lot of attention and was shared multiple times all over social media.
Many commended Rapinoe for her reference, with some describing it as an actual tribute.
The player was celebrating her involvement as the best goal scorer in the competition, after a dramatic victory against the Netherlands during the final of the World Cup.
Rapinoe’s post managed to get a lot of crossover responses. Entertainers like Rihanna and Gabrielle Union showed love to the popular athlete, who still has to deal with President Donald Trump‘s supporters over her refusal to go at the White House.
One of her defenders argued: “All the miserable ppl hating on her because she doesn’t like Trump or want to go to the white house, or because she is gay or because you think she hates America. Then DONT. I REPEAT DONT FOLLOW HER. It’s that simple!!! 🤦♀️🤦♀️😂😂😂”
A second supporter added: “🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 imagine being so miserable you gotta follow ppl JUST to troll them at every successful moment they have. She’s living life to the fullest. What are you doing with yours? 🤣🤣😂”
A critic explained: “An embarrassment to the country really. Congrats on the win, but if you’re gonna stomp on our flag, get tf outta the US of A. If you hate this country so much, then don’t try and represent it. Nobody cares that you’re a gay SJW. Leave the politics outta this; you ruined what could’ve been such a unifying moment for the country.”
The death of Nipsey Hussle remains a black day for many, with the entertainment world still reeling in from the tragic incident.
Many have been speculating over the circumstances of the rapper’s death as well, with some claiming that there is likely more to the incident than the media is letting on right now.
However, authorities have been relatively quiet about the situation, and have refused to comment further so far.
Various minor reports have since come out, such as the arrest of the possible shooter.
However, a lot remains a mystery and the subject of major speculation, something which has aggravated some of the rapper’s fans as well.