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 for an Oct. 21 episode of Tidal's Rap Radar Podcast, Bardi suggested 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 made its way around the internet, Cardi's comments caught some heat after she was accused of claiming she "paved the way" for women in hip-hop. Using her Twitter account to clear the air. She didn't back down from her claims, though.
"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," reads one tweet from Cardi.
In another tweet, Cardi B spoke on the way she perceived the state of women in hip-hop at the time before she rose to rap superstardom.
"It seem like it was impossible for it to be more then one female rapper," Cardi wrote. "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 double-down against naysayers by posing questions about the way hip-hop was marketing women before her star rose and how things have since changed.
See Cardi B and T.I.'s Rap Radar Podcast interview for yourself below.
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