After absolutely blowing up with the release of “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B is constantly getting attention (some positive, some not) from fans, the media and internet trolls. The hot spotlight has made fame a full job for the rapper/singer, at times seemingly distracting her from being an entertainer.
The star notoriously claps back at naysayers on social media, and she often uses interviews to vent about the downfalls of being a celebrity. On the brink of her debut album, is fame becoming too much for the “regular, degular, shmegular girl” from the Bronx?
After Cardi opted to stay with her fiancé Offset — after his very public cheating scandal — the NY native was exposed to backlash and shabby memes like never before. People gave their unsolicited two cents to star alongside throwing her lyrics about being “quick to cut a ni**a off” back at her.
Where celebs who are less rough around the edges may have ignored the comments, Cardi selectively responded to Twitter users who shamed her for sticking with her man. During an Cosmo interview, the star defended herself on the matter again, saying, “I want to work out my s**t with my man, and I don’t got to explain why.” She added that she’s not fans’ “property.”
However, many felt that because of her stardom, she did have an obligation to address the matter and “explain why.”
More than that, some speculators have consistently noted the star’s frustration with people talking about her, the most common and unavoidable aspect of fame. When pregnancy rumors surrounding Cardi first started to swirl, the “Drip” rapper took to Instagram to make it clear that she didn’t appreciate anyone talking about her negatively, especially if she don’t know her.
After emphasizing the fact that her day was filled with “minding my business type of s**t,” she questioned why people insisted on talking about her. “I DONT EVER TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE,” she said. “I be talking my s**t. but not about others specially if i don’t know you. Sooooooooooo whyyyyy is my name in your f**king mouth ?!!!”
“Do i make you a check? Do i f**k you ? Am i eating your p**sy ? Am i helping you find a job?” Cardi went on. She captioned the post, “S**t is sooo annoying.”
Regardless of if Cardi is managing fame well or not, no one can deny that she loves her job. With her first studio album dropping tomorrow (April 6), the rapstress took to Twitter to tell fans that she’s “proud” of all she’s accomplished so far.
“I can’t wait till Invasion of Privacy comes out,” she tweeted. “First is a big relieve ,second i want people to see different sides of me and I’m just really proud of the work that was put in this album.”
Fans piled in the comments to boost her up. One Twitter user wrote, “I’m so ready queen, i know it’s going to be one for the books, keep releasing singles and music videos and have some televised performances (especially award shows) and this album will go far.”
“I cant wait too, Youre different from other female rappers and thats what people like about you, and im excited to see what kind of sound your bringing and INVASIONOFPRIVACY ERA FINNA BE POPPIN AND DOPE,” wrote another.
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