Drake, Dua Lipa & More Show Support for Sha’Carri Richardson After Olympic Suspension

Sha'Carri Richardson, U.S. Olympic Trials
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Sha'Carri Richardson runs and celebrates in the Women's 100 Meter semifinal on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon.

Musicians are standing with Sha’Carri Richardson.

On Friday (July 2), the 21-year-old sprinter, who won the women's 100-meter dash in June, was suspended from the U.S. Olympic team after testing positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana.

Following news of her 30-day suspension, music stars like Drake, Dua Lipa and Gabrielle Union took to social media to show their support for Richardson.

"They know she woulda ATE," Drake captioned a photo of the star athlete on his Instagram Story.

Lipa also expressed her displeasure with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) decision to suspend Richardson after the failed drug test.

"Let her run!! This is stupid," the "Levitating" singer wrote on her Instagram Story.

Union shared a similar sentiment, tweeting, "Weed is great for many a thing but running faster isn't one of them. LET HER RUN!!!"

Richardson's suspension will prevent her from competing in the 100-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics later this month.

As rumors swirled about her suspension on Thursday, the sprinter put out a tweet, simply stating, "I am human." The following morning, she appeared on NBC's Today to issue an apology and offer an explanation for her marijuana use.

"I know what I did. I know what I'm supposed to do. I know what I'm allowed not to do, and I still made that decision," Richardson said, adding that she used marijuana to help cope with her mother's death.