Cordae shed some serious pounds over the last year and a half. The From a Bird’s Eye View rapper spoke on his dramatic weight loss in a recent interview, saying an impending magazine cover shoot inspired him to lose 35 lbs.
“I had to do a GQ cover,” Cordae said when asked by radio host Big Boy about what inspired him. “I’m speaking my truth. I had to do a GQ cover and was like, ‘Man, if I don’t get in shape to do a GQ cover, what ever in life is gonna motivate you to get in shape?’”
The 24-year-old said he started getting in shape in November 2020, and now maintains a healthier lifestyle. He said he lost the “majority of the weight” in the first six-to-eight months and that the experience increased his confidence.
“I feel more confident. Like I said, I’m a little shallow. When you look good, you feel good; when you feel good, you do good; and when you do good, they pay good,” Cordae said. “That’s why it’s important to feel good.”
Naomi Osaka recently gave her partner’s record some love after cruising to a victory over Camila Osorio in the Australian Open’s second match on Monday. When Osaka took her marker to sign the camera lens, a customary practice for winners in a pro tennis match, she wrote “FABEV,” the abbreviation for the record, rather than her own name.
Check out Cordae’s before and after photos of the weight loss below, and watch him speak about the experience up top.