Cardi B Defends Grammy Win Following Backlash: 'I F---ing Worked My Ass Off'
After making history as the first woman to win best rap album at the Grammys, Cardi B should've been able to enjoy one of the best nights in her 26 years of life. With all the love pouring in, naturally, the haters multiplied in her comments as well, claiming she was undeserving of the honor, despite the epic success of her debut album Invasion of Privacy.
The Bronx-bred rapper took aim at her detractors with a bristing, since-deleted Instagram video on Monday afternooon (Feb. 11). "It's not my style to put people down to uplift somebody else. I've been taking a lot of shit today and I saw a lot of bullshit last night. I'm sick of this shit. I worked hard for my motherfucking album," she says in the video. "I remember last year when I didn't win for 'Bodak Yellow' and everyone was like, 'Cardi got snubbed.' Now this year's a fucking problem? My album went two-times platinum. Every chart that there was, my album was top 10. No. 1 album as well. I fucking worked my ass off and locked myself in the studio for three months. Didn't go to sleep in my own bed sometime for four days straight pregnant!"
Cardi even brought it back to the harassment she received while trying to finish her album in the midst of attempting to keep her pregnancy a secret. "While everyone was harassing me, like, 'You not going to do it. We know you're pregnant. Your career is over.' That shit was dwelling on my fucking mind when I'm working," she concluded.
The "Be Careful" artist also admitted she cries when she listens to her album because of all the hard work that went into Invasion of Privacy. Cardi posted a message to Twitter on Monday in response to Chance the Rapper's kind words following her victory. "I listen to my album and I cry because I know the hell I went thruu doing the album is always a bittersweet memory," she wrote. "THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED ME AND LISTEN .Im thankful and grateful and again thank you to all the artist that gave me a feature."
Watch Cardi's boisteorus tirade in full below.
I listen to my album and I cry because I know the hell I went thruu doing the album is always a bittersweet memory. THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED ME AND LISTEN .Im thankful and grateful and again thank you to all the artist that gave me a feature .❤️❤️❤️❤️----❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/XhYxwtj6Gl— iamcardib (@iamcardib) February 11, 2019