Cardi B has hit out in a furious online video in the wake of the 2021 Grammys nominations, explaining why she didn’t put her hit WAP, featuring Megan Thee Stallion, forward for consideration.
The rapper took to Instagram Live on Tuesday to address the fact she has not been named among next year’s nominees.
The rapper blasted people who ‘cannot take my success’ and explained she was waiting to release her album which she has been working on for two years, including during lockdown.
Cardi said: ‘Stop playing with me. Like I said, I never pressed for a Grammy, but y’all are not gonna take away something that I know that I worked my ass off that I deserve.
‘If I was pressed for a Grammy I would have submitted WAP for this year. I didn’t submit. I didn’t want to be submitted to award shows until I put out my album because I think my album is so good, and it means something and I worked on it a lot. I’ve been working on it for almost two years.
‘Some songs are so emotional to me because I did them during quarantine. I’m not pressed or nothing, I’m not gonna keep doing this s**t constantly because y’all are upset. Y’all cannot take my success.’
WAP proved to be controversial when it was released due to its explicit sexual lyrics.
It topped the chart in the UK for three weeks, topped the Billboard 100 chart and amassed 93 million streams in its first week of release, more than any other track in history.
Meanwhile Beyonce and Taylor Swift are leading the way in the Grammys 2021 nods, with Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Jhene Aiko, and Megan Thee Stallion also landing multiple nominations.
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