Sha’Carri Richardson Speaks Out After Suspension from Olympics Over Failed Drug Test, Criticism for Anti-Lil Nas X Tweet

Published: Friday 2nd Jul 2021 by Rashad

It’s not a good week to be Sha’Carri Richardson.

The famous sprinter, who has seemingly become a global sensation overnight for her history-making runs, was expected to be a shining star at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  Her popularity, characterized in part by her athleticism as well as flamboyant personal style (i.e. hair & nails), has even drawn comparisons to the legendary Florence Joyner (FloJo).

However, after testing positive for marijuana use during a recent routine drug screening, Richardson was suspended from the U.S. Olympic team and barred from running her signature race in Tokyo.

The news marks only the beginning of a controversial period for Richardson.


‘Because Richardson’s failed test occurred after she won the women’s 100-meter dash at U.S. Olympic Trials, it nullifies her first-place finish and disqualifies her from the event in Tokyo. USADA announced Friday that Richardson had accepted a one-month suspension that began June 28 and expires July 28, before track and field events begin in Tokyo. USA Track and Field could, therefore, select her for a relay team, but its rules require it to enter the top three finishers at trials in the 100. And Richardson is no longer one of them.

Richardson’s one-month suspension is the minimum punishment for a positive marijuana test. The maximum is a years-long suspension, but WADA guidance allows for reduced bans “if the athlete can establish that any ingestion or use occurred out-of-competition and was unrelated to sport performance.”‘

As seen in the video above, Richardson appeared on NBC’s ‘TODAY Show’ Friday morning (July 2) and said:

“I just want to take responsibility for my actions, I know what I did, I know what I’m supposed to do, I’m allowed not to do and I still made that decision. I’m not making an excuse or looking for any empathy in my case.”

Richardson said her drug use was due to finding out from a reporter that her biological mother had passed away.

“I was just thinking it would be a normal interview and then on the interview to hear that information come from a complete stranger, it was definitely triggering, it was nerve shocking because it’s like who are you to tell me that?”


From some calling for the marijuana ban to be struck down while others criticized her for consuming the drug knowing the Olympics’ stance on drug consumption, Sha’carri’s suspension drew mixed reactions.

Shortly before the Olympian drama, however, there was a bit more uniformity in the court of public opinion after resurfaced tweets from the sprinter raced to the top of Twitter’s trending list.  Posted the same weekend controversial singer-rapper Lil Nas X unveiled his shocking ‘Call Me By Your Name’ music video and Satan Shoe, the 21-year-old – who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community herself – called for his supporters to keep their distance.

‘If your [sic] support Lil Nas X, you can unfollow me,’ the tweet said.

The tweet’s resurfacing came six years after a then-15-year-old Sha’carri posted other controversial opinions including a homophobic statement (seen below).

Four years later, she was branded a ‘Chris Brown apologist’ for her polarizing stance on his Rihanna incident.

Needless to say, social media didn’t take the resurfaced tweets well.


[photo sources: Getty Images/AP Images/Twitter]


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  1. J July 2, 2021

    Damn b**** 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

      It’s a bad week for black women 🤣

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 2, 2021


      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

        And a good week for Bill “free as a bird” Cosby

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

        If you’re a dirty râpïst supporter

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 2, 2021

      A sad week for black women

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

        Nike still supports her. She’ll be aiiight. She still fast as f**** and will get endorsements. Cry about it 💯🤳🏽😂😂

  2. Nicky July 2, 2021

    A ghetto rat with multi colored hair and who can’t spell properly.

    Can we get a fast black articulate Queen ?

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

      Like who, Cardi B? 🤣🤣🤣 They are far and few between, honey 💋

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

      Or… there’s always Candace Owens. Now that’s a REAL role model for black women. But you all dismiss her. It’s the community’s loss!

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

        Nah…she’s a house n**** like muuuuahhh 💋😂💯😂🤳🏽

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

        The house n***** are you. Believing everything you’re spoon-fed to be under control. No questions asked, no curiosity, no listening to another opinion. That’s a house n****. Keep doing as you’re told.

    • RBRT July 2, 2021

      Azealia Banks

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021


  3. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021


  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) July 2, 2021

    Hot messss like some of trolls in here💅🏿 Self hating won’t help your career go further…. Unfortunately it’s human nature…. 🤳🏿 Good luck with that, mad h o e ssssss

  5. Roberta FlackSabbath July 2, 2021

    She’s a f’ing disgrace. She eats lady clam too, but attacks a successful gay man. At least he formally came out of the closet. She has a girlfriend and is ASHAMED to smear that ugly face with girl juice. She blames Rihanna for getting beaten!

    She smokes up and is BARRED from the Olympics. HA HA HA.

  6. eric July 2, 2021

    If you’re a rising star, it should be standard procedure to scrub your social media accounts to minimize this kind of attention. I heard a grown man this summer say the same thing about wearing pink and he said that’s just how it is where he comes from. Comfortbale enough to walk with their pants down to their knees and have their a** out in front of other men, but terrified at the thought of wearing pink. It’s ridiculous.

    • True Tea July 2, 2021

      So TRUE, lol Only a small number of people are in the position to be a social justice warrior or give constructive criticism. The others are frauds who should take a step back & evaluate themselves.

  7. Clarks0o00ñ July 2, 2021

    The way black people were singing this girl’s praises some few days ago. 🤣

    Everybody has a controversial past.

    Atleast Camila cabello was 14 years old when she post 6 controversial memes on tumblr.

    Shacarri, u are were an adult in 2021 acting homophobìc, ignorant and dumb

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021


  8. Farrahs Luggage July 2, 2021

    Damn, I was feeling bad for her but it seems like karma came. I had no idea she was so problematic. Damn.

  9. July 2, 2021

    Bullcr@p, they going so hard over little weed. and they aren’t catching people who are actually taking steroids and other cr@p.

  10. B July 4, 2021

    People should stay out of people business,like my elders told me if you don’t have anything good to say don’t say s***

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