The best revenge is your paper.
Cardi B’s open honesty makes everyone feel comfortable. Because she doesn’t pretend to have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she is one of the more relatable hip-hop artists on the scene. She didn’t always feel so secure though.
As she often does, Cardi spread some inspiration and encouragement via social media, using her own experiences. In a video, she talked about how she was taken off of a song “because one of the artists that was on the song felt like I was too small and they were too big for me to be on the same song with them.” The rapper talked about how she was super pumped about the track because she felt like her “verse was so poppin.'”
While she never named dropped, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper did share how she got over it.
Proving that she is the true life embodiment of “started from the bottom now I’m here,” Cardi didn’t quit rap. Though she remembers wanting to focus on television — as she was doing Love & Hip Hop: New York at the time — her team wouldn’t let her give up.
She said she trudged on, being rewarded for it in the end.
Keep On Keeping On
“I felt so bad,” she continued the video, saying:
“Couldn’t really cheer me up. You know I was with my publicist, Patience, and I was with my managers.
“And it almost teared me up so bad. I was like, ‘I don’t wanna do this shit anymore. I’m just gonna f**k with this TV s**t.’
“But my manager and my publicists, they was like, ‘F**k it. You just gotta keep on going.’ And I did, and I did, and I did, and I’m here.”
Whoever left Bardi off of their record is surely regretting it now —
especially because Ms. Almanzar isn’t one to forgive and forget. She proved that letting bygones be bygones isn’t her strong suit a few months back when she called out a women from her past.
In August — before Cardi B and “Bodak Yellow” made history — she stopped a performance to tell her fans about a “b**ch” who was being way too fake for her liking.
“You know this b*tch,” Cardi says in a fan-shot video. “She never f*cking liked me and now, all of a sudden, she wants to be friends with me. No, b*tch. I still don’t like you b*tch.”
Of course, at the time, trolls were pushing for a Cardi and Nicki Minaj beef, so comments kicked the internet’s famed rumor mill into overdrive. However, as the two of them have insisted and proved, there is no bad blood there.