Cardi B has spent the day elaborating on a previous comment she made about female rappers. The comment in question was said during an interview for Tidal's Rap Radar contest which also featured T.I. as they were there to promote their new Netflix series Rhythm + Flow.
"I feel like, after me, I'll say that it's kinda easier for a lot of these female artists. Like before me, there was no female rapper that was signed to a label, well, you know the ones that had already been established. Nobody was signing them. And now, everybody's just signing them if you could rap and you got a couple of followers because nobody want to miss the opportunity."
T.I. agreed with her comments and went on to add that Cardi B was also one of the first female rappers to really show her personality through her music and interviews, thus prompting more female artists in the rap game to make their voices heard. However, Twitter wasn't too happy with the rapper's comments after a headline went up saying "Cardi B Claims She Paved The Way For More Female Rappers To Get Signed, And T.I. Agrees."
Here's what Cardi B had to say on the matter:
However you feel about Cardi B, her recent impact on the music industry is undeniable. While there have been several female rappers to grab a No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, it has always been an uphill battle. Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper to make it to No. 1 but she is also the only one to have gone on to do it two more times. Cardi B may not be sonically influential in the way that rappers like Lil' Kim and Missy Elliott are but, as she explained in the tweets above, she has been one of the first female rappers to finally make the men in their fancy offices realize that the public wants to hear female rappers. The recent demand in female rap/hip-hop acts has given us some of the best music in recent years and Cardi B has played a big role in making that happen.