Cardi B Wins GRAMMY at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards – Derin Olatunji

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Cardi B at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards
Cardi B at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards

American rapper popularly-known to the world as Cardi B emerged as the No. 1 solo female rapper in history to win a GRAMMY in the Best Rap Album category.

Cardi B on the Red carpet at the 2019 GRAMMYs
Cardi B on the Red carpet at the 2019 GRAMMYs

The 26-year-old beat the likes of Pusha T (DAYTONA), the Late Mac Miller (SWIMMING), Nipsey Hussle (VICTORY LAP) and Travis Scott (ASTROWORLD) who were also nominees in this category at the 61st GRAMMY Awards which took place on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Cardi B with estranged husband, Offset giving her speech at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards
Cardi B with Estranged Husband

Her debut studio album titled “Invasion of Privacy” earned her the award. The album was released in 2018 and features production from Cubeatz, 30 Roc among others and guest appearances by 21 Savage, Migos, YG, Chance the Rapper, etc.

During her speech while accepting her award, she expressed deep appreciation to Offset, her estranged husband and father to her daughter Kulture – Migos, featured artists, her team and fans for their support throughout the recording of the album.

She further said that she was sharing her win with the late Mac Miller who passed away tragically last year.

Several celebrities including Lil Kim and Iggy Azalea along with numerous fans took to twitter to congratulate Cardi B on her historic GRAMMY win.

Did you miss the show? Here’s a full list of the Grammy winners.

On Monday February 11, things seemed to take a turn as instead of celebrating her win, she deactivated her Instagram account after posting and deleting an expletive-filled video for haters who felt her album wasn’t good enough to win a GRAMMY.

The video was captured by the Music News Facts @musicnewsfact twitter account and in it she spoke about criticism and how hard she worked to create “Invasion of Privacy” especially as she was pregnant at the time.

Cardi also spoke about the controversy surrounding the BET Network and fellow rapper and rival Nicki Minaj.

In a tweet showing their support for the ‘Bodak Yellow’ rapper, the network took a jab at The Queen – Nicki Minaj: “Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.”

Nicki responded by saying that she and the entire Young Money Label would be pulling out of all present and future BET awards and shows.

BET has since deleted the tweet and offered an apology.

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