Cardi B recently took to Twitter to offer up an apology following the recent uproar surrounding her collaborative song “Girls” with Rita Ora. Cardi B claimed she never meant to cause any harm and never intended to cause distress for anyone with the song. She went on to discuss that she, personally, had many experiences with women and she felt the song was good, one that made her remember her many experiences. She then, in a second tweet, addressed the LGBTQ Community to apologize for any offensive language that was used and that when she collaborated on the song, she didn’t find anything to be offensive.
This apology seemed genuine, but this is not the singers first time in trouble with the LGBTQ community. Just months prior, Cardi B was forced to defender her fiancé, Offset, for his lyrics that read “I cannot vibe with queers”, which prompted Cardi B to take to social media and prompt readers to “educate people”. She went on to claim that many people simply are unaware of what is wrong and right within the LGBTQ community.
On May 11, the single “Girls” was dropped and included what Ora referred to as a gender fluid freedom to it. The public simply doesn’t agree as the song was met with immediate criticism and pushback from many queer musicians. Many feel the song does nothing beyond prey on bisexual stereotypes, one artist went so far to call the song tone deaf. Ora jumped on social media to defend her single stating that the single is actually a very accurate account of a very real and very honest experience. She went on to note that she has had many romantic relationships with both women and ben in her lifetime and this song reflects part of her personal experiences. She id note that she meant no harm and apologized if anyone felt hurt. She had no intention of causing any harm to anyone with her music. She then noted that she homes that she can continue expressing her feelings and her true self through her music and that it will help her fans feel empowered and proud of themselves.
While people were quick to jump on the attack for the song, if Ora is being honest and this is her real and true experience, she truly meant no harm to anyone. For more information and links to all the tweets involved in this debate, click here.
Cardi B fans everywhere are almost to the finish line with waiting for her highly anticipated album “Invasion of Privacy” which is due to release on this Friday, April 7. Cardi B sparked excitement by releasing the album’s track listing on her Twitter account @iamcardib on April 4. The album contains 13 tracks, only two of which includes a featured artist, giving fans plenty of opportunities to hear Cardi B’s raw talent. It’s hard to believe that “Invasion of Privacy” is the Bronx, N.Y., native’s first studio album. Having only previously released two mixtapes, Cardi B seems to have been around much longer. Maybe it’s because people have been used to seeing her on VH1’s reality television show “Love & Hip Hop: New York” from 2015 until 2017 or because her debut single “Bodak Yellow” seemed to be playing non-stop after reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks, Cardi B just seems like she’s not the new kid on the block.
2018 could prove to be a very successful year for Cardi B. Beyond her album release, she’s slated to appear as the supporting act to past collaborator and multiple Grammy winner Bruno Mars’ 24K World Magic Tour during the last 12 dates in the United States. On April 7, the day after her album’s release, she’ll be performing on “Saturday Night Live” for the first time. She’ll be co-hosting “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on April 9, a first for the late-night mainstay since Jimmy Fallon began hosting in 2014. Many artists seem to understand that staying busy is a key to the formula for being successful. It seems Cardi B understands this because it truly seems like she has arrived.
Cardi B, who received he initial fame by starring on Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop series, is currently one of the hottest hip-hop acts on the globe, dominating the charts with her hit record, “Bodak Yellow.” With her fan base growing at such a rapid pace, there has been a significant amount of speculation regarding her upcoming full-length release, as she initially announced an October 2017 date. As that time has come and gone, fans have gotten a little antsy regarding the project, but unfortunately, they’ll have to wait a little while longer, as there has been speculation that the album may not drop anytime soon.
On November 19, Cardi B took to Twitter to address the speculation regarding the delay of her first official release. In terms of urgency, the female M.C., seems to be unaffected by it, but does admit that there is tremendous pressure due to the success of her first hit single. She went on to elaborate in regards to the situation, detailing that, while she does have a steady catalog of music recorded, she does not feel that the quality is up to par with what she visualizes her album to be. Because of this, Cardi B has made it clear that she is going to take her time with the album, diminishing the chances of a solid release date in the near future. For now, the growing fanbase of Cardi B will have to be satisfied with the collaborations that she has been doing as of late, including a recent appearance on Migo’s “Motorsport,” featuring Nicki Minaj.