Cardi B has spoken out about how female rappers are unfairly treated within the industry.
Cardi erupted into a rant after one of her fans tweeted about the disparity between how male and female rappers are judged. The original post by the fan read: “I hate how Women rappers can perform and have whole ass choreography routines and still get criticised and picked apart while men rappers just walk around in one circle, jump up and down, giving the bare minimum with no criticism at all”.
The tweet, posted by ReinaHoneey, was in response to shared footage of Cardi’s performance at the 2019 BET Awards. Cardi then responded, by stating: “Female rappers have to bust their ass on performances, great visuals, hours on makeup, hours on hair, pressure by the public to look perfect, make great music and yet are the most disrespected”.
She added: “Always they not good enough, what’s new? It’s boring, why her not me”.
Last year, the rapper talked openly about the topic during an interview with Billboard when she said: “If you don’t have a super crazy smash, it’s like oh, you flop, flop flop,” Cardi told the publication.
“The song could be like two-times platinum and it’s still flop, flop, flop. You’re always under pressure, and I feel like it’s not fair,” Cardi added. “I feel like there’s male artists who go two years without putting a fucking song out and they don’t go, ‘Oh, you’re irrelevant. It’s over for you.’ Me, I didn’t put out songs for nine months and it’s like, ‘Oh, she’s irrelevant. She’s over. She’s a flop. We told you that.'”