Here's Why Cardi B Isn’t Here For Being Labeled A Feminist

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 25:  Cardi B poses backstage during rehearsals for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 25, 2017 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)

Here's Why Cardi B Isn’t Here For Being Labeled A Feminist

The vocal rapper doesn't want to fit into the stereotypical archetype.

Published November 13, 2017

2017 has undoubtedly proved itself to be the year of Cardi B. Fresh on the heels of gracing Rolling Stone's "Hot Issue," in true form, up close and raw, the burgeoning femcee is now dazzling the glossy cover of New York Magazine

In the illustrious December issue, the "Bodak Yellow" breakout star speaks at great length on fufilling a "dream," her whirlwind romance with fellow rapper Offset, and naturally having choice words for her haters. But perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Cardi's sit down with the renowned publication is her clarification of her stance on feminism. 

Ahead of her overwhelming success, Cardi was heralded for her larger-than-life social media persona and often crowned a modern-day feminist by fans. The lofty archetype, however, eventually proved to be too overbearing for the former reality TV star. “You know what? I’m not even gonna consider myself nothing,” she says when asked if she would call herself a feminist. “Here’s the thing that b*tches got me f*cked up when it comes to that word. People think that being a feminist is a b*tch that, like, went to school."

"They wear skirts all the way to their motherf*cking ankles like a goddamn first lady," she continues. "That’s not being a feminist. Being a feminist is being equal to do what a man do. Ni**as hustle, and I hustle ni**as.”

This isn't the first time Cardi has dismissed the traditional context of feminism. Last December, the rapper added her own zest to the term during an Instagram rant of sorts. But, now it appears as though Cardi is distancing herself from the movement altogether. 

Check out Cardi B's full interview with New York Magazine here and her pretty in pink cover below. 

Written by Kai Miller

(Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)


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