Red-hot rap queen Cardi B is working to quash controversy over resurfaced footage in which she admits to drugging and robbing men, pointing to “limited options” in her days as a stripper.
She’s brash, she’s loud, and America is all in for her special brand of sass, from online feuds to strip club brawls; but when Cardi B accepted her first Grammy award, making rap history in the process, the 26-year-old had the crowd falling in love with her softer side.
A bold streak of feminism ran through the Grammys gala on Sunday, as women artists dominated in the competition and on the concert stage while rappers Cardi B and Childish Gambino delivered a history-making night for hip-hop.
Childish Gambino’s searing “This is America” became the first hip-hop track to win a song of the year Grammy on Sunday, while Drake made a surprise appearance and Lady Gaga dominated the early awards.
Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake may lead the nominations, but Sunday’s Grammy Awards looks set to be a showcase for girl power.