Cardi B Admits She Almost Quit Music After Being Cut From a Song

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Cardi B at Eden Roc Hotel on Dec. 7, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla.  

2017 was undoubtedly the year of Cardi B. But before her meteoric rise in hip-hop, Cardi was a budding rapper in pursuit of her big break, and one incident nearly caused the MC to give up on her rap career.

During a recent Instagram live session, Cardi detailed an incident that discouraged the then upcoming rapper from pursuing music.

"I did a verse to somebody's song, and other artists was in the song as well, and I was so excited because I felt like my verse was so poppin'," she told viewers. "Then, the artist told me that I couldn't be on the song anymore because one of the artists that was on the song felt like I was too small, and they were too big for me to be on the same song with them."

Cardi didn't get into specifics about the track or who the artist was, but said the incident occurred during the Christmas season, just when she made her departure from Love & Hip Hop: New York. "That shit broke my heart so bad, it broke my heart to pieces," she continued.

Despite slipping into a funk, her camp encouraged her to stay the course, and she did -- which resulted in three top 10 records on the Billboard Hot 100 this year, including chart-topping smash hit "Bodak Yellow," a feature appearances on G-Eazy's "No Limit" and the Migos and Nicki Minaj collab "Motorsport."

As for her long-awaited debut album, Cardi B wants her fans to "be patient."

"A bitch is gonna put something out. You think I'm gonna hold shit, or Atlantic is gonna hold shit because we just blatantly feel like it? No. We wanna make money as fast as we can," she added before opening up about clearance hiccups and other factors contributing to her album's delay. 

Cardi recently teased a new single off her upcoming Atlantic debut, titled "Bartier Bardi" and featuring 21 Savage, which will be released on Friday (Dec. 22). 

Watch Cardi B's live session below. 


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