On September 9, 2023, Coco Gauff made a significant mark in tennis history by defeating Aryna Sabalenka to clinch the 2023 US Open title. CBS reported that the 19-year-old tennis star became the youngest American woman to win the tournament since Serena Williams. Following her monumental win, Gauff celebrated on TikTok with a fitting soundtrack.
In a video titled “This Barbie is the US Open Champion,” Gauff is seen lip-syncing to Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s song “Barbie World.” The song, featured on the official soundtrack of the Barbie movie, is a testament to confidence, something Gauff has in abundance.
During her victory speech, Gauff confidently addressed those who doubted her ability to win. She thanked her critics for fueling her determination to succeed, stating that their doubt only added fuel to her fire.
Sports celebrities like Angel Reese have previously appeared alongside their favorite musicians. Reese made a cameo in a video by Cardi B and Latto for their song “Put It On Da Floor Again.” Perhaps in the future, Coco Gauff might collaborate with Nicki Minaj or Ice Spice.
Barbie: The Album is currently available via Atlantic. More information can be found here.
The Barbie soundtrack was released by Warner Music. Uproxx operates as an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.