AceShowbiz - Cardi B has recently become the talk of the town following a comment she made during an interview on Monday, October 21. Appearing on "Rap Radar Podcast", the femcee suggested that her personal success led labels to aim to sign more rising female stars in hip-hop, and that remarks didn't sit well with a lot of people.
She said in the episode, "I feel like, after me, I'll say that it's kinda easier for a lot of these female artist. Like before me, there was no female rapper that was signed to a label, well, you know the ones that had already been established. And now, everybody's just signing them if you could rap and you got a couple of followers because nobody want to miss the opportunity."
Her comments quickly caught some heat as she was accused of claiming she "paved the way" for women in hip-hop. Clarifying her comment, Cardi denied ever saying she paved the way for female rappers. Instead, she believed she "gave the hood and women hope. Nikkas wasn't collabing with female rappers. Labels where signing female rappers and putting them in a shelf and not focusing on them. Not giving them proper attention."
Cardi went on saying how it was "impossible for it to be more than one female rapper" to shine before, adding, "Some that are not mainstream because I know they don't want to miss out on the opportunity in case they make it cause trust and believe slot of Nikkas I asked for features from when they see me the tell me 'I shoulda believe'Deum I should have did the feature."
"And ya can deny it as much as ya want and say I'm crazy or stfuu but how many female rappers before me where getting chances or getting pushed? They wasn't believing and now they are !" the "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker added in another tweet, saying how she believed her success had opened new doors for female rappers. However, she insisted that she didn't inspire them to rap.
When someone accused her of lying, Cardi hit back, "I'm Lying ? So you tell me what rappers was giving features to female rappers? What label was pushing a female rapper? What TV music show was inviting female rappers .Only 2 female rappers for years and one ain't last long …...now you tell me I wanna see something?"
It's unclear which two female rappers she was referring to, but many believed that Cardi was talking about Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea. The latter became a household name following the success of her single "Fancy", but then she began to rub people the wrong way by calling herself a "runway slave master."