Cardi B has made history as the first female solo artist to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys, for her debut, Invasion of Privacy. Lauryn Hill was the last woman to win the award (over 20 years ago), with the Fugees; Cardi, you’ll recall, was also the first female rapper to have a No. 1 song since Lauryn Hill, bringing the torch-passing full circle.
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Adorned in an all pink Fendi peacoat everyone’s favorite regular, degular, shmegular girl continues to make money moves. Titled “Cardi B. Was Made To Be This Famous”, the iconic publication shadows her the night of her Jimmy Jimmel Live! performance back in September and as she navigates throughout her daily duties as Rap’s newest star.
As Cardi B continues to dominate her breakout year, the Love & Hip Hop: New York star was honored with multiple awards at the taping of the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards in Miami on Friday (October 6).
The Bronx native, who was accompanied by boyfriend Offset of Migos, took home three awards for Hustler of the Year, Single of the Year and Best New Hip Hop Artist.
During the ceremony, Cardi also performed her #1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Bodak Yellow.” She was also joined onstage by fellow members of the rap community, including DJ Khaled, 2 Live Crew’s Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell and Rick Ross.
For the first time in 19 years, a female rapper has hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart without any assistance from another credited artist, according to Billboard.
Cardi B, the wildly outspoken Love & Hip Hop: New York star, has nabbed the crown with her breakout hit, “Bodak Yellow.”
The only other woman to accomplish this feat was Lauryn Hill in 1998 when she released “Doo Wop (That Thing)” minus The Fugees.
Overall, Cardi is only the fifth female rapper to ever top the chart. She joins Hill, Lil Kim, Iggy Azalea and Shawnna, who was featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up” in 2003.
According to Billboard, while hanging at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia earlier this month, Cardi B got to spend time with one of music’s biggest stars: Beyoncé. When asked how it felt to meet Queen B, Cardi was, to say the least, ecstatic. “I’m surprised Beyonce liked me,” Cardi B. squealed. “I met Beyonce! It’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ That’s how it feels like. I can’t talk, I can’t breathe.” Not conincidentally, Bey’s hubby Jay-Z was one of Made in America’s headliners this year. He’ll soon be embarking on an expansive North American tour throughout the fall months.
Her meeting with Beyoncé wasn’t the only exciting news Cardi had for her fans. “I have an album coming. It will be dropping in October. I’m an October baby,” Cardi B said in a recent interview. “I’m a little nervous to put the project out, but I think it’s going to be pretty good.” The young rapper will be turning 25 next month. She admits that there’s “a lot of pressure” on her to live up to the success of “Bodak Yellow,” which is currently No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart, trailing only Taylor Swift’s comeback hit “Look What You Made Me Do.”
“Everybody’s waiting to see what I’m going to have next and it’s like, ‘…I hope people love it,'” she added. “But I have confidence. I really do.” “Bodak” has helped her become one of the few female stars in what is still a male-dominated genre landscape. She says it feels “amazing [and] overwhelming. It’s like, it fills me up with lot of happiness and a lot of joy,” she added. “It’s just like unbelievable. I’ve been through so many things and I worked so hard for me to be here, and it’s like I’m finally here getting what I wanted, (and getting) the respect from other artists and from everybody.”