By Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur
(AllHipHop Opinion) Oprah Winfrey is now a Cardi B fan. Think about that for a few.
I, for one, ain't mad. Other people - not so much. Cardi is a phenom that may soon be inescapable, regardless of your feelings. I like her a lot, in a large part because I met her. I found her to be extremely cool and humble. At this point, she had just started her trek to rap fame, acclaim and controversy.
Fact is, the Bronx native's story is compelling and universal. She is the consummate underdog. Oprah knows that. The billionaire queen of media (and a lot more) ain't stupid by ANY stretch of the imagination. A few years ago, this would have been a ABERRATION from anything redeeming, feminist and diametrically opposed to O's brand.
Once upon a time, Oprah’s stance on Hip-Hop was that of extreme disdain. It was a “thing,” as they say. In the past few years, Hip-Hop has matured, and to some extent so has Oprah. Its 2018. Things change. People change.
Cardi is here, but she’ll change too. Give it some time.
Let me go listen to Invasion of Privacy.