Cardi B Is Done Being Called a ‘Flop’ and Being Pressured To Make Music Quickly
Cardi B is having more than a moment. When the rapper first burst onto the scene on the long-running reality series, Love & Hip-Hop: New York, she made a name for herself because of her outgoing personality. Using that money, she invested in her music career, eventually releasing her breakthrough single, “Bodack Yellow.”
Since then, Cardi has been everywhere, from runway shows to magazine covers, and even on our favorite social media platforms. Her 2018 debut album, Invasion of Privacy won a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
However, despite the fact that she has one of the biggest songs on the planet right now, “WAP” with fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi still feels a ton of pressure. However, she’s done letting haters control her process.
Cardi B’s haters have been calling her a flop
No matter how well you do in life, someone is going to have something negative to say. Despite Cardi’s monumental success, Cardi’s haters have been calling her a flop because she has not released an album in two years.
“Throughout this whole time people were making rumors like, ‘Oh she’s having problems with her label,’ ‘Her label is shelving her,’ ‘Her label is tired of her and they’re getting more female talent,'” Cardi said in an interview with SiriusXM radio. “It’s like, no, they never tired of me. Labels, they want you to put music out. That’s what they love. They want you to put music out all the time, all the time.”
Not only is Cardi putting out music on her own terms, but she’s also focused on other things including motherhood and other projects.
Cardi B used to be pressured into making music quickly
Though Cardi has never been one to cower in the face of haters, she did previously feel rushed to put out music. “That type of sh*t started to get to me but it’s like, I’m not gonna let that sh*t get to me to the point that I’m going to put out a song that I’m not really in love with,” she explained.
Still, the “I Like It” rapper’s perspective changed when she realized men in rap didn’t have to endure this same time of stress. “There are male artists who will go two years without putting out a song and [the fans] don’t be like, ‘oh, you’re irrelevant, it’s over for you,'” Cardi revealed. “Me, I didn’t put out songs for nine months and it’s like, ‘Oh, she’s irrelevant, she’s over, she’s a flop, we told you that’.”
Thankfully, Cardi isn’t going to let sexism affect her.
Cardi B’s next album will be her ‘Lemonade’
On her 2016 album, Lemonade, the notoriously private Beyoncé got candid about all of the ups and downs she’d experienced in her relationship and in her marriage to rapper Jay-Z. Cardi is slated to do the same in her upcoming sophomore album that will address her marriage to Offset which has ultimately let to divorce.
“My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad b*tch. When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest b*tch in the room, to me, that’s female empowerment,” Cardi told Elle. “But this album is going to be really different. Of course, it’s going to have my Lemonade moments, my personal relationship moments.”
Though their marriage is over, there is no bad blood between the “Money” rapper and her ex, so expect him to be on the album as well. “If you all are so curious to know about my relationship and blah, blah, blah, I’m going to put it in the fuck*n’ music, and you can buy it, too,” Cardi said. “I’m not going to give it to you all for free.”
Still don’t expect Cardi to release anything until she’s good and ready.