Cardi B made history on Sunday night, becoming the first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. With the victory for Invasion of Privacy, the 26 year old rapper joined Lauryn Hill as the only female winner in the award’s 23-year history. Hill won in 1997 while a member of The Fugees.
Cardi was overwhelmed with emotions upon taking the stage, joking, “The nerves are so bad. Maybe I should start smoking weed.”
“I want to thank my daughter,” she went on to say. “I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter. It’s because, you know, when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete, like three songs that I was for sure having. And then you know, you know how it was, we was like, we have to get this album done so I could still do videos while I’m still not showing. And it was very long nights.”
The first Grammy win of her young career was just the latest in many big moments for this rising star She also performed a fiery rendition of her hit song “Money” at this year’s Grammy’s.
After making history some fans began trolling Cardi on Instagram with insults stating that she did not deserve to win, although on the contrary to that many more of her adoring fans congratulated her and celebrated her win. It seems Cardi, took it very personal because then next day, after going on a rant for her final post in Instagram, she deleted her account, if you look for it you won’t find it.
On Tuesday, Lady Gaga tweeted, “It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. “What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art,” the singer wrote along with a photo of her and Cardi B laughing together at the Grammys. “I love you Cardi.” The “A Star Is Born” actress also called on others to support Cardi B. “You deserve your awards,” Lady Gaga tweeted. “Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave.”