Although we won't witness Sha'Carri Richardson compete in the Olympics this year, the track and field superstar is just getting started.
On Tuesday night, an ad for Beats Studio Buds dropped with Sha'Carri Richardson as its star and Kanye West's brand-new "No Child Left Behind" as the background track. (The rapper/Kim K's ex also edited the ad.)
The nighttime shoot takes place on the field as Richardson gears up for a run, and the powerful clip ends with the words, "Live Your Truth."
See Sha'Carri Richardson in the Kanye West commercial for Beats
Beats By Dre captioned the clip on YouTube by stating: "Sha’Carri doesn't need you to let her do anything." Preach!
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Earlier this year, the track star turned heads with her record-breaking performance at the 100-meter dash during the U.S. Olympic Trials. Although she was Tokyo-bound, the 21-year-old athlete suffered a setback when she was disqualified for marijuana usage. She was given a month-long suspension, and fans held out hope that she would still be able to partake in the 4x100 relay team, but unfortunately, she was left off the roster.
In a candid interview with the TODAY Show, Richardson took responsibility for her actions and issued an apology to the track community. Before the qualifiers, she had suffered the loss of her biological mother, which she attributes to the reason for her marijuana usage.
"As much as I'm disappointed, I know that when I step on the track I represent not only myself, I represent a community that has shown great support, great love," she said. "I apologize for the fact that I didn't know how to control my emotions or deal with my emotions during that time."
But 2021 isn't the end. Richardson has assured us all that she'll be back.
"I have plenty of Games left in me to compete in and I have plenty of talent that backs me up because everything I do comes from me naturally. No steroid, no anything."
We're anxious to see what records she breaks next.
Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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