Written by Greg Lewis
Cardi B, the Bronx native, declares respect on her name while defending women in Hip Hop culture. The rapper is no stranger to standing up for women in the music industry, and has been very vocal about the double standards in Hip Hop towards women compared to their male counterparts. On Thursday (June 24), Cardi labeled female rappers as the most “disrespected” in Hip Hop.
“Female rappers have to bust their ass on performances ,great visuals, hours on make up ,hours on hair ,pressure by the public to look perfect, make great music and yet are The most disrespected,” she exploded on Twitter. “It’s always they not good enough, what’s new? It’s boring, Why her not me.”
Cardi’s outburst surfaced from a response to a fan wondering why guys can jump around on stage while performing with their entourage when women need to have choreographed dances and will still face higher levels of criticism.
Cardi jumped in on the conversation after seeing a fan showing love to her 2019 BET Awards performance of “Clout” and “Press” to open the award show.
Cardi has voiced her opinion on this topic several times considering the fact that she is one of the premier female rap superstars in the game. She even shared her thoughts with Mariah Carey, who had similar experiences, in February for Interview Magazine.
“People always have crazy expectations, especially when it comes to female rap,” the Bronx native explained. “It’s not like it’s a competition, but people are always comparing and comparing and comparing. It’s almost like they want to see you fail.
“I hate the feeling when I don’t do something really good. So I want my shit to be good because my last album did so well, and if this one doesn’t do well, I’m going to feel really sad.”
The Grammy Award-winner is working towards the release of her anticipated sophomore album later this year.