We’ve all enjoyed witnessing rapper Cardi B grow from a regular shmegular degular girl rocking Fashion Nova to now covering not her first, but second Rollling Stone cover and ripping red carpets at the Met Gala while rubbing elbows with Moschino’s creative director, Jeremy Scott. What most fans express they appreciate about the “Bodak Yellow” rapper is her authenticity, noting that whether she’s doing a late night interview with Jimmy Fallon or trading jabs with Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club, she still takes her bold Bronx personality with her wherever she goes. But the truth isn’t always polite and it seems like every other day Cardi is going head to head with someone (usually on social media) defending herself, her family or her music.
She deleted her Instagram weeks ago when controversial artist Azealia Banks referred to her as a “caricature of a black woman”. The 25-year-old also found herself defending fiancé, Offset and her own choices when rumors ran rampant that he was cheating on her, telling fans in a Cosmopolitan interview, “But I want to work out my sh-t with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property. This is my life … I.” Well Cardi B is upset once again, and this time she’s accusing blogger Karen Civil of trying to sabotage her career.
Yesterday evening, Cardi posted what appears to be the final cover for Rolling Stone’s July Issue which features the rapper giving plenty of thigh and tattoo action while Offset kisses her bare belly. Earlier in the day, VIBE reports the “Be Careful” artist tweeted and deleted a message to Civil addressing a sneak peek the blogger posted of the cover beforehand. Cardi then followed up the message with a tweet generally addressing “people”:
Civil eventually deleted her post with the image tweeting that Atlantic Records, Cardi B’s label informed her that the image circulating online wasn’t final. A few hours later, Cardi posted the official cover (which she reveals originally was supposed to be in grey scale) with a message that despite attempts to “sabotage” her career, she would not be broken:
Maybe Cardi B should stay off of social media and enjoy her pregnancy free from drama as she once intended to do. Avoiding the “Post” button has seemed to work wonders for the careers of Jay-Z and J. Cole’s careers who for the most part don’t address their personal lives except for what they choose to share through their music. It seems as if we’re starting to focus on Cardi B’s life and career issues more than her music.
The issue hits newsstands next month. Are you looking forward to reading all about how Baby Bardi came to be?