Cardi B Responds To People Questioning If She Is A Black Woman

The self-described Afro-Latina was brought into the Gina Rodriguez controversy.

(AllHipHop News) Back in June, Cardi B posted a video addressing her race and ethnicity. The Rhythm + Flow star said, "It's like, 'Cardi's Latin, she's not Black.' And it's like, 'Bro, my features don't come from f*cking white people f*cking, okay?' And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me. That's why I have Afro features."

This week, the Dominican/Trinidadian-American's name was once again brought up in a discussion about race. Puerto Rican actress Gina Rodriguez had to apologize for rapping the word "n*gga" in an Instagram video, and some critics questioned why Cardi B is allowed to rap "n*gga" in songs but Rodriguez is being called out for saying it. 

There are Black people that believe only other Black people are permitted to use "n*gga" in any situation, so Cardi's race and ethnicity play a part in the public perception about her lyrics. On Thursday morning, the entertainer born Belcalis Almánzar responded to a specific Twitter user that claimed she never accepted being a Black woman. Cardi asked, "How do you act like a Black woman? How do Black women act?"

Cardi then retweeted an old clip of herself talking about following "pro-Black pages" that taught her how to style her hair and embrace self-love. The new tweet read, "But the crazy sh*t is when I did videos like this, people used to say are you black 'but you speak Spanish' so I just started saying I’m [Carribean] cause [I] had to always argue and then people started claiming that I don’t claim my blackness. [It's] like it’s always [an] L."

In a separate tweet, the Grammy winner added, "And I don’t want to hear nobody saying this sh*t is new cause I [wasn't] even [on] Love & Hip Hop had my f*cked up teeth, still stripping and living in the Bronx here."

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Tomi504Boy
Tomi504Boy

Cardi is not black. If you bring her to Africa we won't ever think she's black. That goes for the rest of the culture vultures like Fat Joe and Drake.

Tomi504Boy
Tomi504Boy

Cardi is not black. If you bring her to Africa we won't ever think she's black. That goes for the rest of the culture vultures like Fat Joe and Drake.

hypestyle
hypestyle

Dominicans are african-derived. period. Learn the terrible history of Trujillo and you will see why the "cutlural whiteness" became valued in the Dominican Republic.

Unfortunate 40
Unfortunate 40

Learn the culture before speaking. Not very intelligent to speak on a culture that you seem to have no idea about. Respect.

Rolfweinstein
Rolfweinstein

? Bitch you not black, period. Tired of this hoe. WTF? I swear black people cant have shit! People even want to steal our damn ethnic heritage! You wanna be a slave bitch? Do ya? Too f in late, you missed the boat, literally. Clown.

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Skru
Skru

Shut the fuck up : )

AzraelRDSE
AzraelRDSE

You have no clue how ignorant you sound. Dominicans and Trinis have African roots. Our culture is their culture. Some don't embrace it, others do. She's choosing to embrace.

Rolfweinstein
Rolfweinstein

Descendants of slaves built this hip hop culture people imitate. Your history is yours, don’t knock mine. I own THIS shit. We built this democracy and country on MY families backs. If you don’t have Southern roots STFU! YOUR ancestors had NOTHING to do with my freedom, slavery or civil rights. Nobody wanna be black until it means something good. For real GTFOH

AzraelRDSE
AzraelRDSE

Newsflash, the slave trade wasn't just America, it was the Caribbean too. Do some research. And BTW, my ancestors are your ancestors. Just because I'm defending an Afro-Latina, doesn't mean I am one. My roots go back to Charleston, SC. My point was simply, you shouldn't be so divided as black people. I'd be with you if she was saying she wasn't black because it's denying her own roots. But that isn't the case

Rolfweinstein
Rolfweinstein

Man shut up. You are missing the whole point. I’m just going to pretend I didn’t read your ignorance.

Lbron
Lbron

Love understand that people from the Caribbean have African blood, we were slaves as well, we were tortured aswell we were killed aswell the only difference between a african american and a afro-latina is that ya speak English and we speak Spanish. And the reason for that is because the slave owners came from England and Spain. And I think that when MLK fought for the rights it was for all of us not just yall. Bcuz we all come from african tribes. And if we really look at it the drum beats in your music we apply it to ours aswell. Dont get offended if someone wants to be part of something that we all with this Afroblood had our ancestors struggle and fight for this moment right here.

AzraelRDSE
AzraelRDSE

It's the ones that claim to be "woke" that are sleeping the hardest. You got it. "Don't argue with fools"

Malika Skerritt 30
Malika Skerritt 30

So true

Shooter47
Shooter47

Why u so mad about u said u from da south ....hip hop culture is from ny the bronx so what culture u talking about u sound like u hating thoo baddest bitch in da game right now is nah black so negga best mc wasent black eather was white stoopid racist hoe

Shooter47
Shooter47

Bitch suck a slave dick u sound like an idiot envy jealousy is all i see in u looser u never gona be anything u project hoe probably waiting on food stamp right now for ur ugly ass lil kids das why da father aint around u probably dont even knoe whos da father jerry morris type of hoe



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