Cardi B Never Stopped Chasing Her Dreams By: Chesley Coleman

Cardi B made history at the 2019 Grammy Awards last Sunday night by winning the award for Best Rap Album of the year for Invasion of Privacy, becoming the first solo female rapper to do so in the category’s 20 plus year history. Lauryn Hill won this award in hip-hop group Fugees in 1997. This is Cardi B’s first-ever Grammy award. Of course, Cardi fans could not be happier for the new mom, who stated that she was ultimately motivated by her pregnancy with beautiful baby girl Kulture. Cardi B had come a long way in her career, starting off as a dancer and now a Grammy award winner.

When she was aware that she won, she immediately hugged her husband Offset after walking down the red carpet with him earlier. Not even winning the ward yet, Cardi B shut down the red carpet in a vintage couture gown, followed by a show-stopping performance of her new single “Money”. Nevertheless, nothing could compare to the sentimental and emotions she showed in her acceptance speech.

“The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed,” Cardi said through the tears, while husband and rapper Offset never left her side. “I just want to say thank you to everybody that was involved.” She went onto thank daughter Kulture and touched on her fears surrounding giving birth shortly after dropping the album.

“I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter. It’s because, you know, when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete, like three songs that I was for sure having,” she said on stage. “And then you know, you know how it was, we was like, we have to get this album done so I could still do videos while I’m still not showing. And it was very long nights.” As all her fans know that she spent days and nights in the studio trying to create a masterpiece and that is exactly what she did.

Heading into the evening, Cardi B was nominated for seven awards across major categories, including Album of The Year and Record of the Year for her chart-topping single, “I Like It.” Cardi B is living proof of a successful woman and it does not matter where you come from, it matters where you going.

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