Cardi B may be responsible for bangers such as “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi,” but the New York rapper is never afraid to address issues affecting society.
Gracing the cover of i-D magazine, Bardi sounded off on success of minorities in the U.S. and how it scares middle America. “The success of people like me scares people, that’s why they belittle us,” she told the publication.
“If you’re a little scrawny man raised in a trailer in Alabama somewhere, of course you’re scared right now. That’s why they own guns!” Cardi continued. “They’re scared of the intelligence of the minority. They scared of that shit. We have broken these rules a lot of times.”
Cardi went to say that hip-hop and “colored folks” are a major influence on mainstream culture. “In America, I always look at the charts” she said. “Hip-hop is always there. We are controlling the music industry. We control the fashion world. I don’t give a fuck if the fashion comes from a runway or if a Caucasian woman is walking it, once a colored person wears something, that’s when everybody wants to wear it. We always influence.”
But while Cardi knows minorities are a big influence, she also believes people like President Donald Trump and Republicans want to make them feel like they’re not. “People like Donald Trump, they’re always going to make us feel like we’re less,” she added. “But it’s okay, because a bitch like me knows the truth. It don’t matter if the government and the Republicans try to make us feel like we’re not, ’cause we is. I know the truth… We run the shit! We influence. We run everything.”
Up next for Cardi, the Bronx rapper is teaming up with fellow Latina Jennifer Lopez for the song “Dinero.” J-Lo confirmed the news, revealing the collaboration is coming out soon