After covering Rolling Stone in October, Cardi B has added to her magical 2017 run by gracing the cover of New York Magazine in what she called a “dream come true” on social media. The Bronx native’s feature touches on a multitude of subjects, including feminism, wedding plans, staying in the music industry and possibly getting more cosmetic surgery.
Allison P. Davis penned the story, which focuses a good portion on feminism — something the “Bodak Yellow” rapper seems interested in redefining. Per the piece, Cardi isn’t in any rush to identify herself as a “feminist.” “You know what? I’m not even gonna consider myself nothing,” she said. “Here’s the thing that bitches got me fucked up when it comes to that word. People think that being a feminist is a bitch that, like, went to school. They wear skirts all the way to their motherfucking ankles like a goddamn First Lady. That’s not being a feminist. Being a feminist is being equal to do what a man do. N—as hustle, and I hustle n—as.”
This has truly been a historic year in the glow up of Cardi B, with “Bodak Yellow” enjoying it’s 18th week on the Billboard Hot 100. This week, the 25-year-old notched her first three hits on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart simultaneously with “Bodak Yellow” and serving up fire assists on “MotorSport” and G Eazy’s “No Limit.”
The “feminist” conversation around Cardi was sparked last year when she covered Vibe Magazine with the bold title beside her. Cardi responded to haters in November of last year with a video posted to her Instagram, saying, “The problem is that being a feminist is something so great, but y’all don’t want me to be great.”
Read New York Magazine story in full here.