The rise of Cardi B in the hip hop world has been a story of inspiration for women all over the world. From her beginnings on Instagram of receiving a huge following to her role on “Love and Hip Hop New York” reality tv series to her rap war with iconic Nicki Minaj, Cardi B has shown that dreams do come true.
In an interview to promote Netflix’s new hip hop competition series, Rhythm + Flow, B.Dot from Rap Radar asked Cardi, one of the show’s judges, if she finds it hard to judge female rappers, but explained she looks for certain qualities in artists. Ambition is of utmost importance and she revealed that her ambition opened doors for female rappers in the industry:
I feel like, after me, I’ll say that it’s kinda easier for a lot of these female artists… 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 motherfuckers and they said no, no, no, no.Cardi B
T.I. was in agreement with Cardi B and added to the conversation by stating she “kicked the doors down of being personable.” and that she changed perceptions. “Most women when they came out were extremely mysterious, you hardly heard them talk,” according to T.I.
Cardi B went on social media to defend her stance stating:
No matter how I would have word it people will always find a way to flip it & make it negative cause they hate cardi but yet they still can’t find me a magazine,a big festival,a male female rapper collar thst happen between 2008-2017 expect for 1 female rapperCardi B