Cardi B Makes History As The First Solo Woman To Win Best Rap Album Grammy

February 11, 2019  |  

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Inside

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Cardi B’s reign just won’t seem to let up.

The Bronx rapper just kicked off 2019 with a bang after securing the coveted gold trophy for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Cardi solidified her place in history, becoming the first woman to snag the award in the show’s 61-year history for her 2018 debut, “Invasion of Privacy.” She beat out fellow rappers, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and the late Mac Miller.

“The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed,” she began, cracking a joke to clear the air of her anxiety.

She finished by thanking her loved ones for supporting her over the whirlwind year she’s had and for her daughter Kulture who she credits with giving her a tough deadline to complete her album.

“I want to thank my daughter,” she said. “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. 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.”

Backstage while she celebrated her family, Cardi B gave a long shout out to the team members she forgot to credit on stage. And she also took a moment to say that she would share the award with Mac Miller, after reading an article that stated his family supported her win if he was not awarded the Grammy. In true Cardi fashion the video is NSFW!

Cardi also took the stage last night, performing her latest smash Money backed by a pianist who stole the earlier part of the performance.

Just think, 30 years ago rap made its first entrance into the Grammy Awards. And while other notable Black musicians skipped the ceremony due to the lack of diversity across categories and just lack of respect for Black musicianship in general, Cardi’s win was like a flash of light in a very scattered and confusing Grammy broadcast.

Just a few hours before her speech Cardi took the red carpet by storm, arriving decked out in a couture Mugler dress from the designer’s 1995 collection, with her formerly estranged husband Offset by her side.

The Bronx is having a really good 2019. We’re proud of the girl, clap for her!

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