Olivia Rodrigo Shares How Cardi B’s Music Gives Her ‘Courage’

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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While trolls pick at Cardi B time and time again, she continues to inspire the next generation of artists to be their authentic selves. No less than the it-girl of 2021, Olivia Rodrigo, tells Apple Music Zane Lowe that she is “so in love” with the Bronx rapper that she wants “to marry her.”

After host Lowe states that all artists should have Cardi B as part of their DNA now, Rodrigo, who recently went viral with the teen breakup anthem “Driver’s License,” talks about the first track on Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy album, “Get Up 10.”

One of the lyrics is like, ‘Real b—-, only thing fake is boobs.’ And I was like, ‘Yes!!!! That’s the energy.’ I’m obsessed with her. I love Invasion of Privacy. She has her fifth number one this week, I am so stoked and happy for her.”

The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star referenced the honesty the Boricua star reflects thru her music, and how that blunt honesty has allowed her to be more courageous in her own songwriting. “When I listened to her song, I’m like, ‘Oh wow, she really just said that on a recorded album,’” said Rodrigo.

“I’m making a lot of music right now to put out and I listen to it back and I’m terrified sometimes,” added the newly 18-year-old Filipino-American pop star. “I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I literally am writing about stuff that I don’t tell some of my closest friends, and I’m going to put out for the whole world to scrutinize and talk about.’ It’s a really horrible, terrifying thing. She gives me courage to sort of say whatever I want to say and be honest in telling my story.”