Is Cardi B unworthy of Woman of the Year? Rapper slams critics as they say Megan Thee Stallion deserved title
'And for you crybabies like, But she only got one song, yeah, I got that song, b**ch. You know, the one that sold the most, the one that's about to be six-times-platinum in three months,' Cardi B said
Cardi B has taken to her social media on Wednesday, November 18, to fire back at the criticism that she has received for her upcoming reception of Billboard's Woman of the Year title. The rapper has seen significantly increased success in 2020, with her political activism, a brand-new Reebok collection, and the ongoing hit and chart-topper 'WAP', a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. Cardi B will be feted alongside Jennifer Lopez, Dolly Parton and Dua Lipa at the 15th annual Women in Music celebration on December 10, 2020.
"Thank you Billboard!" Cardi B began her caption for a video she shared on Instagram. "Now I can bring up the stats but that will take me all day 😉B**ch broke records!Thank you BARDIGANG with out y’all encouraging while the world 🌍 was against me and criticizing every move I wouldn’t have gotten here everyday and use my voice for a change." In the video, the rapper shared a statement as to her reasons why she deserves the title.
"Good morning, y'all. It's your girl, Cardi B, and, yes, I am a Woman of the Year," Cardi B began her message. "And for you crybabies like, 'But she only got one song,' yeah, I got that song, b**ch. You know, the one that sold the most, the one that streamed the most, the one that had republicans crying on Fox News about it, the one that's about to be six-times-platinum in three months, the one that had your grandma popping her p**sy on TikTok. Yeah, b**ch, that one."
She continued, "And on top of that, but, like, for a year, I've been influencing using my platform for y'all to vote. Not just when Joe Biden was running against Trump. I've been informing y'all about your senators, I've been informing y'all about district, midterm elections. I'm using my money, my own money, to meet up with these candidates like Bernie, flying now, tired after shows. Yeah, that's me, b**ch. Even when y'all was crying like, 'But you don't represent us,' yes, I do, b**ch. I represent America, okay. And I wanted a change, and that's exactly what the f**k I did. And eat it up. I'm just that b**ch. Eat it up with a spoon so y'all can get a mouthful."
Cardi B's statement drew support from fans on Twitter, but many other users don't agree and are questioning why other successful artists or her 'WAP' collaborator weren't in line for Woman of the Year instead. "Love her or hate her she did not deserve this at all, there’s a thousand women that deserved it way more," wrote a user.
love her or hate her she did not deserve this at all, there’s a thousand women that deserved it way more— BP🥀 (@blinkfloppity) November 19, 2020
One user said, "girl no one cares, u tanked, megan's impact."
girl no one cares, u tanked, megan's impact.— 𝐀. (@MINAJSMOTlVE) November 19, 2020
"She may have had that 'one song', but megan still had two and shouldve got it instead," wrote another user.
she may have had that “one song”, but megan still had two and shouldve got it instead pic.twitter.com/cKnrXZygTZ— 𝑗𝑎𝑐𝑘 ミ☆ (@vrsaceagb) November 19, 2020
YOU’RE TELLING ME, MEGAN WASN’T AN OPTION????— black mamba⁴ (@jenniejanekimm) November 19, 2020
Okay but Megan literally has that one too and other #1 and several hits— fernando 🐝🍄 (@butchyonce) November 19, 2020
One user wrote, "There’s many reasons to be crowned woman of the year, not because of one trendy song lmfao," to which another replied, "And talking with candidates wasnt just her....so many other celebs have done that PLUS SOME."
There’s many reasons to be crowned woman of the year, not because of one trendy song lmfao— 🦄Lizandro🖤 (@ArisBarbitis) November 19, 2020
And talking with candidates wasnt just her....so many other celebs have done that PLUS SOME.— 🦄Lizandro🖤 (@ArisBarbitis) November 19, 2020
Others thought names like Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, or Lady Gaga should have been given the title.
Should’ve went to gaga, dua or Taylor— Khalid⁷ BLM (@stanningyourfav) November 19, 2020
I actually love Cardi but she didn’t deserve this award based of one song . 2018 she would have been more deserving ! pic.twitter.com/xGCGmS8kMv— keke20 (@keke2089421015) November 19, 2020