(AllHipHop Features) Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B recently picked up another honor in West Hollywood as she was honored with the Swisher Sweets Spark Award.
The Swisher Sweets Artist Project celebrates those who exemplify their passion through music. The Swisher Sweets Spark Party is a luxurious and exclusive, private event in Los Angeles where the biggest names in the industry come together and celebrate what’s on the horizon for the new year.
Swisher takes it a step further and honors one special artist with the Spark Award, which is given to a prominent figure in the industry that’s gone above and beyond in their career, and also represents what the Swisher Sweets Artist Project is all about. For 2019, Swisher has chosen the talented, free-spirited superstar Cardi B to be the official Spark Award recipient.
Swisher Sweets thanked Cardi for exemplifying her passion through her artistic endeavors and for lighting a spark in the industry.
Cardi B took the stage to thank Swisher Sweets and acknowledge them for giving up-and-coming artists the opportunity to pursue their passions in music, perform on stages, and expand the reach of their art.
AllHipHop had an opportunity to chat with Cardi B at the Spark Awards where she expressed her admiration for the late, great Nipsey Hussle and as she touched on what she's currently focused on.
AllHipHop: How did the loss of Nipsey Hussle as well as his artistry impact you?
Cardi B: I listened to everybody that was nominated for the Grammys [in] the category right. I thought his album was amazing, and then you know the thing is, he does a lot of conscious rap, but the good thing about him is, he did a lot of conscious rap, but he also like lived it. There’s a lot of people who do conscious rap but they don’t really do much for the community, but he did a lot, and he did a lot of things that I didn’t really know. I wish I would’ve known sooner. It’s like he really inspired me. Sometimes I be scared to do things in my community because my community is very violent, but it’s just like man, if he did it in his community, and it’s the same way as mine, it’s like maybe I can do it.
AllHipHop: What's next for Cardi? What are your current goals?
Cardi B: Well I have a vision board, and I have a certain amount of money that I want to reach, and in order for me to reach that amount, I have to do certain types of things, and that’s the certain types of things that I can do. I seen a lot of people do certain sh*t, and it’s like if that b*tch can do it, I can do it too. Ain’t nothing going to MF stop me because I need it, I want it, and I’m going to go f*cking get it.