Cardi B Believes She Made It Easier for Female Rappers to Get Signed
Cardi B refuses to keep anybody from allowing her to accept her credit.
While doing an interview with Tidal's Rap Radar series, which was published on Oct. 21, Cardi B insinuated that her personal success led to labels aiming to sign more rising female stars in hip-hop. "I feel like after me it's easier for a lot of female rappers," she said in the interview. "Before me, there was no female rapper that was signed to a label. Well, you know, the ones that had been established. Nobody was signing them. Now, everybody's just signing them, if you can rap and you got a couple of followers."
After the interview aired, Cardi's comments caught some heat, after the rapper was accused to claiming she "paved the way" for women in hip-hop. Taking to Twitter to clear up the miscommunication, the "Bodak Yellow" rhymer clarified, her big year forced the music industry to believe in women again.
"I didn’t say I pave the way for female rappers but I deff gave the hood and women hope. Nikkas wasn’t collabing with females rappers. Labels where signing female rappers and putting them in a shelf and not focusing on them. Not giving them proper attention," one tweet read.
In another tweet, Cardi B referenced how there was rarely more than one woman in hip-hop and how male rappers profited off of them.
"It seem like it was impossible for it to be more then one female rapper. These male rappers where not even takin Money from female rappers for a feature cause it seem far fetch for another woman to make it. I see so many male artists collabing wit females now even."
In a series of other tweets connected to the misunderstanding, Cardi B called out fans who claimed the rapper was not able to take credit for restoring hip-hop's faith in women. Cardi B continued to doubled down against naysayers by posing questions about the way hip-hop was marketing women before her star rose and how things have since changed.
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