Cardi B Clapped Back at Travis Scott’s Fans Who Said He Deserved Her Grammy
Travis Scott’s new Netflix documentary, Look Mom I Can Fly, is offering fans a closer look at some of the best and worst times in the rapper’s life. The highs include things like the 2018 birth of his daughter, Stormi Webster, whom he shares with Kylie Jenner. And the lows feature things like his loss at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Fans will recall that Scott’s album, ASTROWORLD, received a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album. But Cardi B ultimately took home the Gramophone for her critically-acclaimed breakout album, Invasion of Privacy.
After seeing his emotional reaction to the loss, fans took to Twitter to protest Cardi B’s Grammy victory, prompting a fiery response from the rapper herself.
Cardi B defended her Grammy win
The “Be Careful” crooner posted a series of tweets on Aug. 28 defending herself against the naysayers.
“On my album I showed different sides of me,” she began. “From my intro talking about my [past to] living my best life inspiring people. Relationship songs while I was going thru my own relationship drama to shaking a** like Bodak & that A**. Every song went platinum!
She noted that she recorded the album while pregnant with her and her husband Offset’s daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus. She gave birth to Kulture in July of 2018 — about three months after the release of Invasion of Privacy.
“I did it all while I was pregnant,” she continued. “Throwing up, drowsy, terrible colds and in a rush to finish it so I can start doing music videos before I started showing.”
Cardi B said she wasn’t even thinking about winning a Grammy
In a follow-up tweet, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper insisted that she “wasn’t even thinking of winning or even the Grammies.”
“All I can think about was …everybody is disappointed in me?” she added. “Am I still going to have a career after this baby? Is this album going to make me or break me? I need to finish before I start showing.”
Additionally, she wrote, she had just separated from her longtime manager and also had trouble securing features for the album.
“I just separated from my long-time manager,” she wrote. “I had to get my husband to talk to my label cause I never had a relationship with them so we all came together to relocate me to Atlanta and Miami to finish my album before my stomach start showing.”
“When i kept seeing the certifications of the songs going gold or platinum I was so excited cause my husband was out here asking everybody for a feature on my behalf,” she continued. “So the ones that said yes thank you from the bottom of my heart cause TRUST ME ALOT OF ARTIST SAID NO! OR CHARGING 6 figures for a feature.”
She said she deserved the Grammy
Reflecting on the work that went into Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B added, “I was like YEA B*TCH YOU DESERVE THIS SH*T! [and] until this day my sh*t still charting.”
She went on to share a comment late rapper Nipsey Hussle made to her after the win. (His album, Victory Lap, was among the nominees for Best Rap Album.)
“When I won Nipsey said on a comment to me WHEN IS YOUR TIME IS YOUR TIME,” she continued. “Now when I speak to upcoming artist or people who ask me for advice I tell them the same thing! WHEN IS YOUR TIME IS YOUR TIME and when it comes don’t let nobody take that special moment away from you!”
How Cardi B feels about Travis Scott
It seems obvious that Cardi B has strong feelings about Travis Scott’s fans who have criticized her over the award. But that doesn’t mean that she’s upset with the rapper himself.
In a later tweet, the Fashion Nova designer made it clear that there’s no beef between her and Scott.
“Mind you I myself promoted Astroworld on my page when it came out and have a good relationship with Trav,” she noted.
While the loss might have hurt Scott, he was probably happy to at least see his good friend win. Besides, there’s always the 2020 Grammy Awards. So, who knows — maybe he’ll win something then.