Cardi B is sending her support to American track athlete Sha’Carri Richardson who was disqualified from running the Olympic 100 meter race after testing positive for a banned substance found in marijuana.
On Saturday, Cardi B shared words of encouragement to the sprinter who received a one-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana. She’s the latest in a slew of celebrities and sports personalities sending support to the sprinter who said she used marijuana to cope with her mother’s death.
In videos released on her social media account, Cardi B said Richardson should continue working hard and preparing for the Olympics next time around.
“Honestly Sha’Carri shows me so much love. This is how I feel about the Sha’Carri situation right, I feel like we can’t turn time around and I feel like the Olympics is gonna be so hard on her because this has been a big situation however that doesn’t take away from the fact that she is the most talked about athlete right now,” Cardi B said. “Three years from now she’s gonna be the number one most anticipated athlete to go to the Olympics so I just feel like all eyes on her, everybody want to see her win.”
In spite of missing the Olympic Games, which take place in Tokyo, Japan, on July 23 and end on August 8, Nike has stated it will continue to support the athlete.