Yesterday (Nov. 18), Billboard named Cardi B, Woman of the Year and almost immediately drew criticism from some who felt she didn’t do enough to earn it.
“Good morning y’all, it’s ya girl Cardi B, and yes, I am a “Woman of the Year,” she begins in her latest viral Instagram post. Well, you know Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar was not going to stand back and not let her critics go uncorrected.
“For all you cry babies out there, like, ‘but she only got one song! Yeah, I got that song, bitch,” she states. “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 has a song that’s about to be three times platinum in three months…the one that had your Grandma poppin her p*ssy on TikTok. Yeah bitch, that one.”
The award comes after Cardi B took 2020 and made it her year to become active, not just on social media, but in politics. While most of us were freaking out, attached to our couches, stress eating the election and pandemic away, creating music and change.The Bronx rapper made sure to include her political influence was noted and revealed that she used her own money to fly around the country, to speak with candidates, most notably, an interview she did with then-presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.
She then spoke directly to her critics who didn’t want her involved in politics, who wanted her to stick to just rapping. And she didn’t mince words.
“Even when y’all was cryin’ ‘but you don’t represent us,’ yes I do b*tch. I represent America. OK? And I wanted a change and that’s exactly what the f*ck I did. And, um, eat it up. I’m just that bitch. Eat it up, with a spoon, so ya can get a mouthful.”
The Billboard Woman of the Year award will be presented to Cardi B during a live virtual show on December 15th