Cardi B has been constantly labeled as the "first female rapper" to achieve a diamond-certified single, two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s without accompanying acts, and to win best rap album at the Grammys on her own. And she has no problem with it.
In her XXL cover story published online Tuesday (April 6), the "Up" rapper explained why she proudly embraces the "female" identification in any title she occupies.
"I feel like it’s so amazing to be a woman. I don’t give a f--- if somebody call me a female rapper. A female entrepreneur. A female this. That’s what I am," the 28-year-old artist said. "Like, I'm a whole female and I’m winning awards on n---as. And I’m making numbers on you n---as. I have a song on my album and I’d say, 'Y’all n---as ain’t doing the numbers that my last sh-- did.' And I really could’ve said, 'Y’all bi---es ain’t doing the numbers that my last sh-- did.' But it was like, not even y’all muthaf---as is doing my numbers. So, it’s just like, I don’t give a f---. Yes, I am a girl. With a p---y. With titties. And it’s just like, 'Oh my God, she’s so pretty, but she’s so smart. She’s such a killa.' I just feel so powerful being a girl that I don’t give a da-- if you call me a female rapper or a female...Yes, I am a girl."