The winner of the Golden Boot award quoted a few lines from Nipsey’s “Hussle & Motivate” in an Instagram post after the U.S. defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday (July 7).
“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- @nipseyhussle #tmc #cheesin,” she wrote.
Rapinoe’s shout out to Nipsey made plenty of sense as she and late rapper both shared a public disdain for Donald Trump. Last month, the soccer star’s anti-Trump sentiments even elicited a response from the man himself.
“Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is ‘not going to the F…ing White House if we win,'” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House.”
He continued, “I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!
….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019
Rapinoe’s Nipsey quote wasn’t Hip Hop’s only presence in the U.S. women’s World Cup celebration though. The team shared videos of their post-game partying, which included plenty of rap as a soundtrack.
In one clip, forward Alex Morgan was seen dancing to Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz’s hit single “Get Low.” In another, the squad recited Migos’ anthem “Fight Night.”
Check out the clips below.
USA women’s team singing Fight Night by Migos.
You gotta stan. pic.twitter.com/GzR9yzvqZ8
— Mphumelelo (@M_TIbana96) July 7, 2019