Of the many things that Cardi B has had to deal with in this whirlwind of a year, one thing that she’s very thankful for is her collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP,” and its cultural impact.
She accepted the award for Billboard’s Woman of the Year at its virtual Women in Music Event. After receiving the award from Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, who introduced Cardi as someone that has “used her platform to spread the truth about what happened to Breonna and to reaffirm that Black women’s lives matter,” Cardi spoke about the year that she’s had.
“This year, when it came to music, I had so many things planned,” she said. “I had so many projects that I wanted to come out. Unfortunately, due to COVID, I couldn't put out the visuals the way that I wanted. It messed up my creative space. You know, I think everyone this year was just messed up.”
“So I'm just grateful and thankful that the song that I actually did put out this year, which was ‘WAP,’ featuring Megan Thee Stallion, not only was it an amazing song that broke so many records, but it was a conversation that I never thought was going to be so big,” she said.”I mean, it pissed off a whole bunch of Republicans for no reason, you know what I'm saying? It was just weird.”
Continuing, she talked about her improvement over the years. “I want to say thank you, everybody, and I want to say to all the girls out there that are just like me, or just regular girls, when I came into the music industry, I didn't know if these people were going to accept me,” she said.
“Throughout the years, if you listen to my mixtapes and you listen to my music now, I have progressed because I wanted to progress,” she continued. “I want to be the best I can at anything I do, and you know, you got to put your mind to it.”
Check out Cardi’s full speech up at the link up above.
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