Cardi B Opens Up About How She Revived Female Hip-Hop: "I Gave the Hood and Women Hope"

Cardi B Opens Up About How She Revived Female Hip-Hop: "I Gave the Hood and Women Hope"

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The rapper took to Twitter to expand on her thoughts on the touchy subject.

Cardi B recently shared how she believes she paved the way for other female hip-hop artists. Taking to Twitter, she broke down exactly what she meant on an episode of Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast with Elliott Wilson when she said after her breakout success things have been easier for female artists.

In a tweet that was shared today she wrote:

“I didn’t say I pave the way for female rappers but I deff gave the hood and women hope. Nikkas wasn’t collabing with females rappers. Labels where signing female rappers and putting them in a shelf and not focusing on them. Not giving them proper attention.”

According to Uproxx in her Rap Radar interview which also featured T.I. she went on to say:

“Like before me, there was no female rapper that was signed to a label, well, you know the ones that had already been established. Nobody was signing them. And now, everybody’s just signing them if you could rap and you got a couple of followers because nobody want to miss the opportunity. Like, a lot of labels missed the opportunity with me because I went to a couple of motherf*ckers and they said, ‘no, no, no, no.'”

During the interview, T.I. agreed with Cardi and said, “I think she kind of kicked the doors down with being personable.” He also broke down that she was vocal and fans got a chance to get a sense of her personality “when she presented herself.”

Take a look at Cardi’s tweets below.

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