By Ne' Richa (@IAmNeRicha)
(AllHipHop Rumors) You can always tell when you have a hater in your midst. Usually, they’re the ones with the most critical commentary while everyone else cheers you on.
That’s certainly the case with everyone’s favorite rapper, Cardi B. Since her amazing debut, Invasion of Privacy, critics and fans alike have had a mouthful to say about her presence in the game, for better or for worse.
We’ve all waited patiently for one person in particular, who always seems to have a few cents to throw into the bucket.
Ms. Azealia Banks is no stranger to controversy, and certainly raised a few eyebrows when she offered her take on the recent success(es) of Cardi B.
She claims that “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. Like if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, they’d just be ragging on her all day.”
Not that it matters, but Banks seems to be a bit confused on the fact that she’s been canceled for quite some time now...long before Cardi stepped away from the pole for her last twerk hoorah and shimmied her way into our hearts via "Love & Hip Hop."
Banks went on to mention the “better” alternatives if black womanhood in music, I.e. "Lemonade" and "Cranes in the Sky" (both of which are R&B albums...shrug). She also feels that Cardi’s success undermines the “institution” of female rap. sigh
Cardi took to her Instagram to post “Every week it seems like I’m in somebody’s mouth .Why was nobody talking about me when i was on love and hip hop ?all of a sudden I’m the reason why the world is such a terrible place .I be minding my business i wake up and boom something about Cardi !i don’t get it.”
Cardi was so bothered by Azealia Banks that she deleted her Instagram account, which had 24 million followers and she made her Twitter page private.
Again, Cardi’s full throttle blast up the Billboard charts has obviously shaken things up. I, for one, am here and living for this.
We have to celebrate an artist who is authentically herself and tells HER story. When will we, as a culture, learn to embrace one another without the hate?