‘Colourism Did NOT Get Me No. 1’- Cardi B Shuts Down Nicki Minaj Comparisons
Cardi B has not had peace of mind ever since her song Bodak Yellow moved to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, which made her the first female artiste to lead the chart since Lauryn Hill’s Doo Woop (That thing) in 1998.
Hours after she broke the record, rapper Azealia Banks went on Twitter to call Cardi a ‘poor mans Nicki Minaj’, and later, accused the younger female artiste of sleeping with men for rap verses.
Cardi B didn’t reply her but the drama added fuel to Banks’ fire because she has been going off since then. First she said Cardi was favoured for the chart because she is light-skinned, next she said Nicki Minaj deserves that record because she set the pace for this generations of female artistes. It didn’t also help that Nicki herself allegedly liked a tweet which says she deserves a No. 1 spot on the chart, because people are now reading that as jealousy, stirring new talk about possible feud between Nicki and Cardi.
Now, Cardi has taken to her page to reassert that her hardwork, not her body or skin colour, got her the No. 1 spot.
“I slaved my self in the studio till I got my big major hit,” said the Bronx rapper. “Neither my ass, titties, beauty or skin complexion got me where I’m at.”
She continued, saying that as at 2016, she was still struggling. “People was telling me NO. Nobody wanted to do NO FEATURES with me or put me on major stages, I had to prove everybody that I wasn’t just a pretty ,funny reality tv star.”
This was Oct 1 2016, around this time last year, I was going to every state promoting my music and investing in my music. Party radio stations podcast .A lot of program directors and DJs thought I wasn’t ready no matter how good the numbers on my mixtapes where ,they thought it was a GIMMICK .I felt like they wasn’t fucking with me cause I wasn’t signed to a major label .So then I signed to Atlantic and I slaved my self in the studio till I got my big major hit. Neither my ass ,titties ,beauty or skin complexion got me where I’m at .Around this time last year I was still a bad bitch and people was telling me NO .Nobody wanted to do NO FEATURES with me or put me on major stages, I had to prove everybody that I wasn’t just a pretty ,funny reality tv star ⭐️ and that music was my passion and that’s why I’m here .Thank you to you all for letting me prove it to y’all that’s why I hit the #1 and I’m going to keep proving it .
The sad thing is this: people easily celebrate the idea of many male hip hop artists shining at the same time, but not the females. Hence why the women are consistently pitted against each other.
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