In an industry first, Cardi B has become the first solo woman to win Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards.
The 26-year-old was up against some pretty stiff competition, including Mac Miller’s Swimming, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T’s Daytona and Travis Scott’s Astroworld. However Invasion of Privacy managed to take the title.
With her debut album winning, Cardi B – real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar – understandably freaked out, grabbing Offset’s (her husband) arm and pulling him up to the stage with her.
She made her way to the stage, announcing:
“Babe I can’t breathe. The nerves are so bad — maybe I need to start smoking.“
She went on to thank various industry people, before turning her attentions to her daughter, saying:
“I want to thank my daughter. I’m not just saying thank because she’s my daughter. When I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete. I had three songs I was for sure having. And you know how I was. We had to have this album done so I could shoot these videos but I’m still not showing. It was very long nights.“
Though this decision from the Grammy’s board was largely celebrated, numerous people were fairly upset that Mac Miller didn’t get a posthumous nod.
Most notably maddened was Ariana Grande, who tweeted various messages of distaste after the award was given to Cardi B…
Grande, who was in a relationship with Miller before his death, soon deleted her tweets, as well as making sure to tell people that she meant no disrespect to Cardi B.
She explained that while she was unhappy that Miller was ignored, she was happy for his competition’s success, and implored people to not make mountains out of molehills.
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